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The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919 NUMBER 95 GREATEST CONEERENCE IN The most important and significant assembling of men ever known in the history of the world began delibera tions this afternoon in Paris when the peace conference of the great allied powers gathered to listen to the ad dress of welcome by President Poin caire of France. As might have been expected, the French leader showed the graceful courtesy of his country men when he paid a glowing tribute to the courage and heroism of forces which had preserved the most beauti ful capital city in the world from the w^giestructfve force of her unscrupulous and embittered enemy. The news that the American sol diers in France and Germany will be brought home in as great numbers as possible at an early date will be read with joy by thousands of American ■citizens who feel that they have en dured sufficient separation from mem bers of their families. The hope is now held out that Ger many will be able to reduce her in ternal disorders sufficiently to war rant her having a representation at the peace conference before the ne gotiations are finished. ■ i PARIS.—The peace conference was formally opened this afternoon with a speech by President Poincare of France. He thanked the allied nations for having chosen Paris for this im portant work, and praised the valor of the allied armies which preserved the capital of France from the enemy. Uncle Sam and John Bull Agree. PARIS.—British war claims, an un official presentation of views shows, are regarded as generally coinciding with those of the United States delega tion. There are some minor differ ences regarding the final dajustment of the world's affairs. Wilson to See France. PARIS.—President Wilson will avail himself of the first opportunity be tween the meetings of the peace del egations to visit the devastated reg ions of France. Plan to Complete Jobs. WASHINGTON.—The completion of 22 government war-housing projects costing $48,000,000 wil be recommend ed by the house public building com mittee which decided today to amend to this effect the senate bill providing for discontinuance of work on all pro jects not 75 per cent completed. The projects selected for completion in clude the one at Puget Sound, Wash INFLUENZH SEEMS 10 HIVE MED ALL GRADE SCHOOLS OPEN TUESDAY MORNING BECAUSE NO NEW CASES REPORTED There will be school in all grades /3n the city on Tuesday morning. This decision so momentous to hun -dreds of boys and girls in Moscow was reached last evening at a meeting of the school board, together with City Health Officer Dr. W. A. Adair and Dr. Boyd of the health committee of " r the city council. Upon the statement of Dr. Adair „ that no new cases of influenza had been reported to him during the week xand that there were only three homes in the city in which previously men Honed cases were still on record, the - hoard voted to open all the school exercising every possible pre ■caution to prevent a new outbreak rooms, ■of the disease. All rules and restrictions with ref •erence to public assemblages are to he enforced until it is ascertained , -what the results will be of opening school to all the little children. . No pupils of the district are to be permitted to attend public gather ings of any'kind. The board wishes, through the col of the Star-Mirror, to request umns parents of school children to observe the health of their children carefully, -especially of the smallest ones, and to keep them home from school if they show even the slightest indispo sition. The members carried on an inter - -esting discussion as to whether it would be advisable to complete the full year's work in the grades.. Sup erintendent Rich explained that by Keeping up the sessions until July 1, the assigned work for the nine months could be completed. The matter of lengthening the school day and in the number of sessions by creasing Molding school on Saturdays was also considered. No definite action was taken in regard to either measure. The board is very desirous of hear 1 ing an expression of opinion on the . part of the patrons of the school, as to yhether it would be desirable to hold school on Saturdays or begin . caralier each day in the week. - Suspended for Smoking. At a meeting of the school board last evening, Superintendent Rich re ported that he had suspended for a 'period of two weeks, a boy who had been detected smoking on the school grounds. The board commended his action. , President Not To Speak. PARIS.—While there has been some expectation that President Wilson might address the opening session of the peace conference on behalf of the foreign delegates in response to Pres ident Poincare's address of welcome, it has finally been determined that there shall be no speeches except those of President Poincare and of Premier Clemenceau, when the pre mier takes his chair as the presiding officer of the conference. Spartacan s Hunted For. BERLIN.—More loyal troops enter ed Berlin today and occupied the whole center of the city and the north and northwest sections. A systematic search for members of the Spartacan group continues. Hanover dispatches report clashes between the authorities of the majority socialist movement and the Spartacan and Independent socialist movement and the Spartacan and Independent socialist government at Brunswick. Work For League of Nations. PARIS.—With the assembling of the first full session of the peace con gress today, the prospects for rapid progress seem to be enhanced by the apparent defeat of Bolhevism in Ger many. This defeat is opening the way for the stabilizing of the German gov ernment and giving it some prospect of its being able to send a responsible representative to the congress. The peace conference is expected to devote itself single-mindedly to the creation of a league of nations. The first steps (towards the formation of such a league will. It is understood, be taken today. The five leading powers are said to be agreed that the representa tion of any Russian element at the present time is impossible. Immense Revenue Planned. WASHINGTON.—The senate rules for taxing war excess profits of cor porations for 1920 and thereafter are estimated to raise about $1,600,000, 000 annually, it was agreed today those conferring on the war revenue bill. Decision as to the 1919 rates has been deferred. The senate con ferees agree that the extension of an 80 per cent war profits levy for 1920 is applicable only to war contracts still remaining unfinished. American Forces Reduced. WASHINGTON.—American forces in France and in the occupied terri tory in Germany will be reduced to the minimum strength "consistent with our obligations," General March said today. had been received indicating the num ber of divisions to be-supplied by the United States, but General March positive that it will be far less than the thirty which unofficial reports have given as the probable American He added that General Foch HIGHWAY DISTRICT COVERS 31 MILES THIRTEEN MILES OF ROAD WILL BE ON DIRECT LINE TO CON NECT WITH LEWISTON In the account which appeared in Wednesday's Star-Mirror of the Gen e see highway district, a number of errors or misleading statements crept into the account which, in the opinion 0 f Ben Bush, a member of the high way committee, it would be well to have corrected. The highway district, which is the first one to be created in the county, w ni serve a territory of 35,000 acres, anc i the total length of the road to be constructed is 37 miles, including laterals. Only about 13 miles of this highway construction will be on the direct road to Lewiston, so the whole scheme should not be mistaken as one of constructing a road to Lewiston, interpretation which has been put upon the matter by the Star-Mirror's wording of the account. The highway district does not in clude Moscow and does not attempt to serve Moscow. This city has the privilege of which it will soon be forced by economic reasons to avail itself, of constructing a highway dis trict of its own. In order to connect with the Genesee highway district on the direct road to Lewiston, only about four miles need be built. an NO NEWS FROM BOISE TODAY Legislature Takes Its Accustomed Week-end Holiday. Apparently the Idaho legislature now in session does not intend to run any mental risks by Indulging in the all-work-and-no-play schedule that makes Jack a dull boy, for they have adjourned for the week-end. According to advices from Boise received just before going to press, there is not even any political gossip going the rounds in the legislature worthy of transmission over the wire. The capital is not being made lively up to this point in the session. Consternation in Vienna. VIENNA, via London, Jan. 17 — The authorities contemplate the insti tution of meatless weeks, owing to the almost total cessation of meat im ports. Recently the bread ration was cut in half. Potatoes are virtually unr obtainable. The situation is causing consternation among the population. + + ♦ + ♦♦♦ + + ♦ + + ♦♦•*■♦ + LOCAL MAN WINS 4* + * BOISE.—(Special to The Star- + ♦ Mirror.)— J. D. Adams of Mos- + ♦ cow was this afternoon appoint- + 4* ed state veternarian by the live- 4* 4* stock board. Dr. Henderson of ♦ 4* Idaho Falls and Dr. Sullivan of 4* + Twin Falls were the other candi- 4* 4* dates for the position. Andrew 4* 4* Little was named president and + ♦ Herbert Lemp secretary. ♦ 4 > 4 > 4 > 4*4 > 4*4 a 4 a 4*4*4*4'4 a 4 a 4*4 >> l v 4* sa. BRILLIANT WORK OF VARSITY TEAM IDAHO WINS BY SCORE OF 51 TO 19 IN GREAT BASKETBALL GAME Although basketball fans of Moscow were deprived last night of the chance to attend the game at the university, Ithe evening was not one of unmitlgat ed gloom for before 10 o'clock the whistle that stands for victory was rousing all Moscow to a cheerful, con gratulatory mood. Those who had the privilege of witnessing the game say that the team work of the Idaho boys, who made a score of 51 to 19 against Spokane university, was almost per fect. Coach Bleamaster has a splendid team this year, and the way in which his men scored regularly is an indi cation that the season ahead will be an extremely brilliant one. The line-up was as follows: Idaho (51). Campbell ... Moe ... . . Hunter ..... Bindley . Brigham .... Substitutions —Rodgers for May, Dunton for Hutton, De Grief for Campbell, Irving for Moe, Carter for Bindley, Romig for Hunter. Field Goals — Hunter 6, Moe 6, Campbell 7, Brigham 2, De Grief 2, Irving 1, Terry 4, McQuary 5. Free throws—Peffley. Spokane (19). . McQuary . Peffley . Terry . Hutton . May C F, F. G, G j i 1 Referee—Lieutenant Meehan. has been asked to do in the drive. That the Latah county chapter of the American Red Cross has during the past year been a very important business concern, handling sums of money which many a mercantile es tablishment would be glad to measure up to, is shown by the careful report given below of the finances of the various branches throughout the £ ou nty. The figures were furnished by Mrs. William Hunter, who has for the past year been secretary of the chapter They are compiled up to Octob er 1, 1918. In addition to the yearly figures, the secretary has furnished the state ment that on the first of December the county branches had to their credit $12,601.21, and Moscow had $4000.18, a total of $16,601.39. Since this time practically the only money paid into the treasury has come from the membership drive of Christmas week. Twenty-five per cent of the money so gathered goes to the local Yearly Report of the Finances of the Latah County Chapter of thé American Red Cross 666.65 216A1 106 82 177.16 322.81 219.81 734.67 73.33 2,662.43 208.44 172.76 397.42 Bal. on hand Expenditures Oct. 1, 1918 $ 1,982.75 Receipts $ 3,121.62 1,020.53 268.00 192.38 245.31 572.08 571.44 1,078.33 213.33 5,431.60 553.45 178.24 860.74 1,030.23 117.24 59.59 2,844.59 463.34 4,443.10 124.92 691.78 Bovill. Big Bear Ridge . American Ridge . Avon . Crane Creek . Cornwall and Joel Cedar Creek .... Deary . East Cove . Genesee . Harvard . Helmer . Juliaetta . Kendrick . Naval Auxiliary . Park .. Potlatch . Princeton . Troy . Union Auxiliary . Viola . $ 1,138.87 864.88 51.59 86.56 68.15 249.27 351.63 343.76 140.00 2,779.17 345.01 6.49 463.32 650.22 103.80 28.28 1,459.48 403.05 2,646.98 72.59 535.53 480.01 13.44 31.31 1.385.11 60.29 1.796.12 52.33 166.25 $24,081.84 20,014.99 $12,187.63 13,938.18 $11,894.21 6,076.81 Total of Auxiliaries Moscow Chapter .., $44,096.83 $26,125.81 $17,971.02 Grand Total A Bad Snarl ■ iiipr I; juch A MESS' 1«. .V f 4* a\' ,\V.\V t*(A f S * \\ I g I § « V W vV s a a A l t# fm h>i U ' v 'PN^g* \ N y Protest Against Hearst. NEW YORK.—Intermittent uproar marked a mass meeting held at Madi son Square Garden last night by the independent citizens' committee or ganized to welcome homecoming trbops as a protest against the ap pointment by Mayor Hylan of William R. Hearst as chairman of a committee named for the same purpose. B9 CORNWALL PRECINCT ALSO EX PECTED TO RAISE ITS ENTIRE QUOTA TODAY Two of the busiest little places in the county this past week have been Potlatch and Cornwall, and as a re suit of their well-directed energy and the generosity of their people, Pot latch is already on hand with its quota in the Armenian and Syrian relief drive, and Cornwall is expected to come in this afternoon, with all her colors flying. According to Chairman Perry there will not be the slightest difficulty ex perienced in raising the balance of $800 to complete Moscow's assess ment. The inclement weather has per haps prevented a number of persons from calling at the banks during the days for free will offerings. Solicit ors are now to go out, and they an ticjpate only the most cordial re sppnse. just as the Star-Mirror was going to press, Chairman Perry brought in the story of Cornwall's noble effort. With a quota of $90, Cornwall as uspal went over the top and brought in three extra dollars for good meas ure. The entire sum was collected by Mylrea Teare, who for three days, during the most inclement weather, rode horseback over his precinct to tell the story of the starving thous ands and collect money for their re lief. POTLATCH AWARDED As might be expected, the exer tions and the signal success of Mr. Teare have cheered up the chairman until he is now convinced that his county is going to do more than it chapter's treasury, the rest being sent to headquarters and never appearing on the books of the Moscow chapter, Tf win be observed in an examina tîoif of the records that every precinct j n the county has done remarkably well, and too much credit can not pa id f or their excellent work to the many small auxiliaries, which WO rked under a great handicap. The people of Moscow realize that because 0 f their greater number and because 0 f their being headquarters for chapter, it is much easier for them raise money and carry on drives contributions than it is in communi ties where the people live far apart and where no convenient assembling place can be provided. In view of difficulties they encountered, showing made by the auxiliaries remarkable. By precincts, the finances of chapter are made clear in the follow ing columns: t j 1 At the rate Moscow is forging 1 ahead in post office business, it will I not be many years before she is pro : moted from second to first class, an achievement which will be most cred itable to the commercial activity of I this community. According to Post I master Morgareidge, it takes only $40,000 worth of business to make I first class post office, and with Mos cow gaining over $4000 per year and having long since passed the $26,000 mark, it does not require a very op timistic spirit to predict first honors i for the town in a little while. I The gross receipts for last year ' were $27,771.26. In addition to this 1 sum, Moscow, being the central ac counting office for this county, dis tributed supplies to other post offices to the amount of $25,031.62, so that the grand total of postal receipts up to the 1st of January was $52,802.77. An interesting point is brought out by Postmaster Morgareidge's report with reference to the money orders Record of Moscow Post Office for Year 1918. i s t Qr. 2nd Qr. 3rd Qr. 4th Qr. Total Gross Receipts—Moscow ..$6,263.21 $6,206.94 $6,203.79 $9,097.31 $27,771.25 Gross receipts during 1917. $23,067.43 Money orders issued Gain over last year. $ 4,703.82 Furnished to Dist. Offices. .$6,838.30 $4,417.24 $6,166.02 $7,609.96 $25,031.62 Total Postal Receipts .$62,802.77 Money Order Account for Year 1918. 9299 Cash value $59,917.12 . 3,250.00 New York drafts authorized 6018 Cash value $59,052.83 $63,167.12 . 3,951.39 Money orders paid . Deposited with Spokane postmaster $63,004.22 $ 162.90 War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps. 40,850 Par value $204,260.00 44,795 Par value Balance in favor of Moscow War Savings Stamps sold Thrift Stamps sold . 11,198.75 $216,448.75 ■ ...■■$2,803.32 Total revenue stamps sold during the year. MAKE REQUESTS Final figures in the several insti tutional budgets which will be pre be sented by the state board of educa tion to the house and senate were made public by Dr. E. A. Bryan, com missioner of education, Saturday. Largest of the several prospective requests is the budget prepared for the university. A total of $381,349! to w m be sought from the legislature f 0r the institution's support. Co operative extension work in agricul ture and home economics comes i n f 0r a request aggregating $240,000. ! Detailed statistics on all six insti- , tutions follows: ' is state University.—Total for col leges, schools and experiment station, j $787,349; less federal, endowment i and looa i income, $406,000; total ■ asked from legislature, $381,349; to ! W. for cooperative extension. wort In | ■ agriculture and home economics, $286,943; less Smith-Lever federal, fund, $46,943; total asked, $240,000. i Lewiston Normal School.—Total ex elusive of funds for rebuilding of! burned administration building $209,- j 000 less endowment and local funds, 1 $69,000; balance recommended for ap- j propriation, $150,000. i Albion Normal School.—Total, $184,- j 000 leas endowment and xocal funds, ] $59,000; balance recommended for ap-j I propriation, $125,000. j State Industrial School. — Total, j COMMISSIONER BRYAN EXPLAINS TO LEGISLATURE NEEDS OF FIVE INSTITUTIONS $206,400, less endowment and local funds, $46,400; balance recommended for appropriation, $170,000. Idaho Technical Institute.—Total, Leal $206,000, less endowment and funds, $42,000; balance recommended by board, $164,000. School for Deaf and Blind.—Total, exclusive of provision for new build ings, $99,874, local and endowment funds, $3874; balance recommended for appropriation, $96,000. CONSTITUENTS REQUEST LATAH DELEGATION TO VOTE FOR REPEAL The attitude of some of the consti tuents of C. J. Hugo, representative from Latah county in the state legis lature at Boise, toward the bill which calls for the repeal of the direct prim ary law, was made very plain to Mr. Hugo today In a telegram which was sent to the capital city this afternoon. 'PbÄ message which Is signed by men ' of both parties, namely A. S. Lyon, C. A. Hagan, F. A. David, M. E. Lewis, Harry Whittier, T. A. Meeker, L. F. Parsons, G. P. Mix, H. Melgard and J. S. Heckathorn, reads as fol lows: "We request the Latah delega tion to stand pat for the repeal of the primary law." $132 for Armenian Relief. POTLATCH.—The result of the Ar menian relief fund drive netted $132 in Potlatch. To date the outlying district has not reported and whether the precinct came up to its quota of $160 cannot be determined. cow of money received over money i paid out on these orders was $162.90. Notwithstanding the huge amount of war work piled upon the post office in the sale of thrift stamps and cer tificates, as well as answering hun dreds of inquiries relative to soldiers and their families, the post office has employed no larger force than during the time before the war. There are, in addition to the postmaster, five clerks, five rural carriers, 4 city car riers, a janitor, and a fireman, It is difficult to estimate the ad ditional work imposed by reason of making Moscow the central account jng office for the county, a system that has been in operation for the past fifteen months. All the business of the postoffices of Latah county must be done through Moscow, which makes the reports to Washington and is responsible for all the accounts of the smaller offices, The figures as submitted by Post master Morgareidge are worthy of LATAH ROLL-CALL TOTALS 4997 p be „ rea t ma ss of detailed work i nc jH en t; to the closing up of every drive hag k t chairman Simpson of " tb Christmas Red Cross roll call busy t0 the present time, and final fj„ ares have only just now been ob tabled f 01 . eac h precinct in the county, a total of 499 ? 7 members for the 25 prec i nc t s i s a record of which any c h a irman and any county the size of Latah might justly be proud, as this number is about 900 in excess' of what was hoped would be on the record, A s might have been expected, Mos cow is in the lead with 1992 members, p be second largest auxiliary is Troy, w j t h 415 members, phe record of each precinct to gether with the captain in charge of the drive is given below: Pine Creek precinct, S. A. Ross, cap tam, 71; Cora precinct, K. E. Holm, captain, 154; Gold Creek, L. L. Young, captain, 94; Harvard, H. W. Canfield, 83; White Pine, T. P. Jones, 332; Texas Ridge, Mountain Meadow, Helmer, J. A. Harsh, 341; Palouse, B. j. Jones, 107; Viola, A. W. Bowles, 102; Potlatch, E. W. Travis, 307; Cornwall, Mrs. George Summer, 100; Troy, Alfred Ekholm, 415; Little Pot latcn, Percy Kinnear, 11; John Waide, 249; Big Bear, W. E. Ware, 162; Boulder Creek, O. H. Tor geson, 25; Linden, Gold Hill, A. W. REPORT OF MOST PRECINCTS IN COUNTY IS REGARDED AS EXTREMELY CREDITABLE Kendrick, Longfellow, 82; Genesee, 223; Juliaetta, E. W. Porter, 73; Union Red Cross, Mrs. Hilda Nelson, 21; Additional Palouse precinct, Cora Liebe, 53; Moscow, 1992. fEJ LIEUTENANT VERY ILL Lester Albert Has Undergone Another Critical Operation in Army Hospital. Word has been received by J. N. Nankervis that his son-in-law, Lieut. Lester Albert, has undergone this week a double amputation, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Lieutenant Al bert lies very ill at the army hospital. His mother, Mrs. M. F. Albert of Pay ette, arrived yesterday in Moscow on her way to visit her son. She and lit tle Ethelyn Albert leave tomorrow for Fort Snelling. Mrs. Lester Albert has been with her husband for some time. Lieutenant Albert has recently re ceived two citations for bravery from General Pershing. His Moscow friends know and are proud of the heroism he has shown in France, where he suf fered severe injuries while in care of a search light with the company of engineers. It had been hoped that his long ill ness, following more than one serious operation, had resulted in complete restoration of health, and It is deeply regretted by his hosts of friends that his condition at the present time Is far from reassuring. General Strike Planned. CHICAGO.—A general strike of or ganized labor designed to paralyze every industry in the country begin ning July 4 next, was decided upon today by the national labor congress as a means of obtaining a new trial for Thomas J. Mooney and Warren Billings if federal intervention and every other means adopted to procure the desired relief fails.