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The Daily Star-Mirror TOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1919 NUMBER 96 RUSSIAN SITUATION UP TODAY BEFORE PEACE CONFERENCE Russian Situation Up Today. PARIS.—The Russian situation is today being considered by the su preme war council of the peace con ference. Joseph Noulens, the French ambassador to Russia, is present at the conference. The next meeting of the council will be held at 10:30 to morrow morning. PARIS.—The supreme council of the Peace Congress resumed its sit tings today and marked progress is being made in the business of compar ing the various plans for the forma tion of a League of Nations, harmon izing them into a unity of ideas which can be taken up as a concrete propo sition. Much headway was made last night at a conference at the Murat residence. This conference was at tended by President Wilson, Lord Robert Cecil, British representatives charged with the task of working the plan for a league of nations; Leon Bourgois, French proponent of the plan for an organization, and General Jan Christian Smutz, who is said to have already formulated a plan for the formation of the league. Guest of French Senate. PARIS.—President Wilson was the guest of the French senate at lunch eon today. He was greeted by An tonin Du Bost, president of the sen ate, who made an eulogistic address, saying among other things that the French senate heartily welcomed the president and his ideas. In reply to this greeting by the president of the senate, President Wilson expressed his pleasure at the cordiality of the welcome extended him, and added: "A new world is coming into life and the world was awakened to it by a com munity of interest and knows that its future depends on this community of interests. The future of free in stitutions and civilization itself de pend upon it. More Fighting in Berlin. LONDON.—Fierce fighting occur red in Berlin last night, after the Spartacans had made an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the ballot boxes used in Sunday's election, according ' to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. The fighting took place in Wilhelmstrasse, Hedemann strasse, and Hollesche Tor. The Spar tacans also attempted to storm the Vorwaerts newspaper office, but lit tle damage resulted from the effort. Independents Badly Outvoted. BERLIN.—Only scattered returns from Sunday's Berlin election were available at noon today. In one dis trict the regular socialists received a majority of 1,02§ votes, while the in dependent socialists received a total of only seven votes. Germans Accused of Selling Arms. WARSAW.—Bolshevist troops have Blackened their advance at the Polish LONDON.—An official wireless -dispatch from Berlin today states that the proposed new German con stitution provides that the empire shall consist of the former component states, besides any territories which by virtue of right and self-determina tion refused to be forced into the em pire. The imperial president is to be elected by the people, he must be at least 35 years of age before he is eligible to the office, and that he must have been a resident of Germany for ten years prior to the election, Declarations of war, conclusions of peace, the proposed constitution pro vides, shall rest with the reichstag. frontier . -The Germans are delaying the evacuation of Grondo for several days, although General Falkenhayn has retired to Suwalki and General Hoffman to Koenigsberg. The Polish leaders accuse the Germans of sell ing arms to the Bolshevists, and have issued proclamations to the effect that they have come to restore order. Dispatches state, however, that the Bolshevist soldiers have been seen carrying banners bearing the inscrip tion: "Long Live Red Terror." and "Death to Non-Workers." Provisions of New Constitution. President Wilson Approves. WASHINGTON.—President Wilson has cabled his approval to Secretary Tumulty of the proposal to hold Roosevelt memorial meetings through out the country February 9th, simul taneously with the joint memorial services in congress. Serbian Premier Resigns. SALONIKA.—Nikola P. Pachitch, the Serbian premier, has tendered his resignation, which has been accepted. Prince Regent Alexander has asked Stoyan Protitch, the minister of fi nance of the Pachitch cabinet, to form a new cabinet for the Serb-Slovene kingdom. Royalists Provoke Revolution. LONDON.—A revolution has broken out in Portugal, according to a wire less dispatch from Lisbon. Paiva Con ceiro, has placed himself at the head of a royalist revolt at Operto, Braga and Viscus, and has proclaimed for mer King Manuel king of Portugal. Government troops are on their way to these places to suppress the con spiracy. The dispatch further states that ex-King Manuel has sent a tele gram to the Portuges government dis approving the attempt being made In his behalf. +++++♦++*♦♦+♦+++* To Senator Borah, Also + . + + . „-tm, . . . , ... * T "OlbE.—A joint resolution to t the members of the United ♦ + States senate asking for a favor- + T e v0 ^ e on national woman suf- + ♦ frage, passed the house of rep- ♦ T r 5 s ?? tatlv 1 es under a suspension ♦ ♦ of the rules this morning:. The ♦ ♦ peculiar wording of the memorial + t became a subject of some debate. * ♦ Mrs. Carrie Harper White, the + + woman member from Twin Falls + ♦ county, who introduced the me- * + morial, made this statement on + the floor of the house. This ♦ ♦ memorial is directed to Senator * Borah as well as others. The ♦ t wom f en °. f Idah0 are sorry their * t | enat or is against national suf- ♦ ♦ frage. The memorial had been + ♦ previously passed by the senate. + + + + t + + + + + ++ + + + + 4.+ ARCH CRIMINAL I DIES OF POISON IN NEWPORT JAIL PROTESTING HIS IN- | JNOCEJNCE j j NEWPORT.—Death by suicide in 1 the county jail at Newport was the fate of William Vane, escaped federal prisoner, who was captured Friday while asleep in a lonely cabin near Bead lake by Deputy United States Marshal Fred Thorp and Special Agent E. L. Wells. Dr. J. W. Wallace, who was called to attend Vane by Sheriff F. A. Deer ing of Newport, thinks that the pris oner took strychnine. An autopsy to determine this will be held today and the body probably brought to Spo kane. Miss Ruby Vane, a daughter, who died last November, is buried there. TAKES OWN LIFE 1 Besides his widow Vane is survived by two children, a son, Alex, age 21, and a daughter, age 18, living on a farm in southern Oregon. Murmurs, "Mama, Forgive Me." When Sheriff Deering entered Vane's cell at 8:40 a. m. yesterday! and talked with him for several min utes Vane seemed to be normal. Ten minutes later Sheriff Deering heard him moaning, and found the prisoner partially conscious and repeatedly murmuring, "Mama, forgive me." rr '~~ __, 0 _ The sheriff thought he was chocking, and He revived some loosened his tie. what, and when asked if he had ta ken anything, replied, the sheriff I says: I "I have taken nothing. God gave me something. I am innocent." How Vane got the pqison is not known. He died in convulsions. The coroner has decinded not to hold an ; inquest. . Suspected of Many Crimes. William Vane, convicted stage coach robber and perjurer, had for years been a thorn to the federal state and! coun/.y officials of this region. Although a man of wealth a justice of the peace and a lawyer of professed high principles, he was suspected of complicity in a wide variety of crimes, but sufficient evi dence was never obtained to convict hkn. By his own statement, he variously claimed England and Scotland as his birthplace. He came to Newport from Oregon some 18 years ago, but had previously resided in California. At Newport he first took a home stead near the head of Indian creek, a f ew m iles from where he was cap tured Friday. Vane was once the owner of the Newport townsite on the Idaho side of the line. In 1907 he sold a part of this to the Idaho & Washington Northern, which was then building north, for $70,000. The money obtained from the sale 0 f b j s j an d to the railroad company and other funds he loaned on first mortgages, charging never less than jq per cent and usually more. Stories current among the officers of Bonner county in which he resided give him credit for practices that would dis grace a Shylock. Money Made in Dives. The Vane property in Newport was largely a redlight adjunct to the town of Newport, Wash., and during the construction of the Great North ern and the Washington & Idaho Northern, with the saloons wide open, he reaped a harvest. It is told of him that he would sell one of the women the shack in which she lived, allowing her to make the payments monthly. Then when one of these contracts was nearly completed, he would either through fines by virtue of his office as justice of the peace or through other means, make it impossible for her to finish payment, regaining the property himself. Beats His Creditors. In 1912 he became interested with relatives in a mercantile business in Brockton, Mass. In 1913 the business failed and Vane turned over all his mortgages to third parties and his real estate to his daughter Ruby, since deceased, and to his wife Mary, before eastern creditors could start suit to collect $13,000 on notes which he had indorsed. At the time of his death Vane was under conviction to the penitentiary under both federal and state charges, and had sentences hanging over him, (Continued on page 4.) |™1.M REFERENCE COMMITTEE MOULD NOT EVEN RECOMMEND PRINT ING—BILLS INTRODUCED BOISE.—The final vote on the ♦'adoption of the memorial to the Uni ted State senate, asking for favorable consideration of national woman's suffrage, stood 50 to 12. Beecher Hitchcock of Bonner county stated that j ie favored the attitude of Senator Borah, and was against interfering states'* rights The ' code measure by Featherstone, passed the enate this morning after 5eing in the committee's hand for fen da The clark county biu also pass . ed the senate today with only two votes against it. One of the two who voted nay was Robe rtson of Washing to county, who stated that he favored the enabling act in all county divis liong and cr | ations . The committee on county lines and boundaries of the house reported fa forably on the Clark county bill today, Twq house bills were squashed by the reference committee, which de dared them unconstitutional. Both the measures were introduced by non partisan members. The committee tjd vised that the bills be not printed. No new bills were introduced in the senate this morning, but three were introduced in the house. The commlt tee on public health sent in one pro viding for Jhe licensing of "lying in" hospital and providing regulations for such hospitals. Another bil provides f or the making of an allowance to in digent women about to be confined, the allowance to be limited to $25 weekly and to be passed upon by the probate judge. Representative Weeks introduced a bill providing mechanics' liens for blacksmiths; auto shops and garages. journed at noon today until tomorrow morning. The senate remained in session until 2 o'clock this afternoon, Division and Readjustment of Lines Are Sought, repair The house ad VARIOUS COUNTY BILLS UP (Special Correspondence) BOISE, Jan. 17.—Failure by Sen ator Turner of Minadoka county yes terday afternoon to present amend ments to the proposed Jerome county bill may lose the people of the af fected counties a chance to vote on the division. The senate listened during the af ternoon session to the debate between Senator Heiss of Lincoln county and Turner of Minadoka. The former had introduced the measure several days ago. il —* _ He presented figures showing that the division would leave the four counties with assessed valuations as follows: Jerome, $4,594,000; Gooding, $6,387,000, and $6,325,000; Lincoln, Minadoka, $6,352,000. The senator from Minadoka had amendments to offer asking that it be settled by referendum but failed to get them in shape for the action of the committee of the whole, altho Senator Nelson, who was in the chair, offered an opportunity. Several minor amendments were of fered by the senator from Lincoln and the bill was ordered printed with amendments and recommended for passage. BOISE.—Another county division plan has made its way into the Idaho legislature but the measure, known as , house bill No. 27 askes for a special ; election in November, 1920 in Blaine ! county to determine whether part of ; this county should go to Camas coun . ty. It was introduced by Representa ; tive La Valle, j ! I ! a decree of divorce was granted by Judge E. C. Steele to Cora Knight against E. J. Knight. The couple were married at Flora, Oregon Feh ruary 12, 1907. The complaint for divorce was given as wilful neglect, The three children, aged eleven, nine and four, were given into the custody of the mother, PBS District Court Notes. In the district court January 18th Another case of a statutory offense against Thomas Culbertson of Bovill was disposed of. Mr. Culbertson was permitted to pleaed guilty in the dis trict court to simple assault, which he did. He was then fined $50 and costs, which amounted to $87.50. This was paid and the defendant was dis y ni A ft er- th e- Wa r Patriotism R53 W s \\ , rj\ Help ranted |p Soldiers JL |l Sailors WRtFERRBDji, I s $ I i I ■ % \ v\\ ' \\\ lu \ 4? m <_> WAX § IM/t VMM % < /■ m mm BAN BOTH PBSLIG AND PRIVATE DANCES HEALTH OFFICER ADAIR PUT STAMP OF DISAPPROVAL ON DANCES DURING EPIDEMIC . BATCP C T la Correspondence) BOISE, Jan. 1/. A bill making a misdemeanor for anyone to take an automobde, bicycle, or motor-cycle without the owners consent for tern porary use was introduced in, the senate during the short afternoon ses smn yesterday. The measure was placed before that body by Senator Wedgewood. It car-| nes a penalty of a $200 fine or im pnsonment of not more than ninety days or both This was the only measure read to the upper house in th e afternoon. BOISE, Jan. 17.—A. H. Morgan, hanker from WeiseT, and member of the house of representatives of the Waho legislature wants to know all about the expenditures and receipts of state departments in the past few years. , , , , Being a banker he says each mem ber must know what the appropria-! tions are for and what expenses ought to be cut down and what receipts are to be had to off-set them. He introduced a resolution in the house yesterday asking each depart-. ment of the state government to give each legislator a.detailed^account of their business. He lost his point on the floor, but won when the apprqpri ations committee chairman said this information would be given any mem ^°-j *u ,, . Morgan said he would not vote in telhgently on appropriations without the information he asked for. No Immediate Investigation of Mich igan Election Planned. WASHINGTON. — In the Ford Newberry Michigan senatorial elec tion contest the senate elections com mittee decided today to have the sen The first case of influenza to reported to Moscow authorities for twelve days was that of Cecil Ryan, son of Mrs. G. C. Ryan, 106 S. Polk St. Physicians state that the case is not serious. A ban on all dancing, public and private has been issued by Dr. W. A. Adair as an additional precautionary measure against the disease. Persons who are reported as violating this order will be quarantined for a period Dr. Adair wishes it made clear that private dances are included in the ban. City health authorities have prohibited public dancing for some time, but despite this ruling several informal dances have been held. These must be discontinued, says Dr. Adair until all danger from the epidemic past. of four days. », FOR PROTECTING AUTOS, BIKES Banker Wants to Know About Ex penditures and Receipts of State Departments. P* ■>, HOLD EVIDENCE IN COURT of all ballots, poll books and other documentary evidence to be held for further examination; An immediate investigation is not planned. To Extend Foreign Markets. NEW YORK.—Preparations for a combined effort linder the Webb act to extend the foreign market for Am erican textiles were completed today by the textile alliance export corpor ation of this city, which filed organiza tion papers with the federal trade commission, as required by law. Four of the great textile associations of the combination. - Aged Lady Makes. Second Donation, Rev. H. O Perry, chairman of the Armenian fund drive in this county, reports the receipt today of $33.25 from Pine Creek precincts. No other outside remittances were received to day but the reports from many places were most encouraging. One aged lady in this city today made her sec ond donation toward the fund, and sent the folowing note together with a ten-dollar check to Rev. Perry: I am distressed that the Armenian fund is coming in so slowly. So I send another check and hope it can be hurried along. r ■ country formed the new r - E. E. ANKENEY. LIABLE TO EXTRADITION Former Moscovite Dies in Norway. Myklebust brothers and their sister, Anna, all residents of this city until recently, when they removed to Troy, were advised by cablegram from Nor way Wednesday of last week of the death of their brother, Albert. De ceased formerly resided here and was employed in the department store of N. Williamson until he returned to Norway in the fall of 1913. The cable gram did not state the cause of his renr» pi AP spnttmpnt 1 Rlv J ? mTR apint ROI SHFV IS ENCOURAGING BOLSHEV ISM IN AMERICA _ . , The Daily Farm Journal of Souix Falls, S. D an official organ of ( the Non-partisan league in that state, publishes the following editorial. Our laws have all been made by the direction of the- robbing class which is the ruling class and are so interpreted and enforced by our courts of state and nation so as to ; protect the malfactors and send their victims away without redress. ! "The only way out of this is to chanp the rules of the game; change the laws Abolish all special pnvi leges. Take over by the state all the banks, the money, the public utilities ! the markets and all the enterprises concerned with service of the public. Take back the land titles the val ues of which the labors of the people have created Take them all back in ' the name of the people, in the one body called the state, the nation. In other words democratize the in dustnes and all the means by which the goods we all need and in the pro duction of which fully 85 per cent of the people are directly engaged and upon which all the people are depend ent Democratize them so that they ^ be the common propelty o a the people—as our public roads and our public schools and our postoffices and our municipal lighting plants Democratize their control, so that no j one class nor clique shall be able to I use them for private gain, but only for the public service and public good, Democratize the distribution of the i product, so that each' worker shall receive back from the state in social ; goods a full equivalent for the wealth : his labor has produced." ! Is it any wonder that such red flag j death, but his relatives here believe | it was due to influenza, which they learned he had contracted early last I fall and which left him in a weakened | condition. During the past five years i he was employed as a msisionary for | the Chinese Mission staioned in Nor ' way. The young man had a number 1 of friends in Moscow who will regret j to learn of his untimely death, : I I DIGGING OWN GRAVE shevism in America ? j Democratization of industries is a : fine phase but why not use plain j English and say destruction of in : dustries. | Thinking men have long pointed out 1 that the campaign of the Non-parti san league if successfully carried out could have but one end, complete de j struction of American principles of j government and the establishment of socialism. ! It looks now, however, as if the plan of the league was to go a step j farther and follow in the footsteps of ; the Russian Bolshevists. j The American citizen who follows i this lead is pimply digging his own j grave so far as security for himself, his family and his property are con cerned for once such a program is | established the rights of the individ j ual are completely j,wept | -™ j away. According to yesterday's Spokes man-Review forty-five officers and 1255 men of the 91st division, who ar rived from France last week will be the guests of Spokane for two hours ■ next Thursday afternoon. They are 1 members of the 346th field artillery I and açe on their way to Camp Lewis I for demobilization. Through the ef I forts of Secretary James A. Ford of ! the chamber of commerce, who is in j Washington permission has been ob tained from the war department for a two-hour pause in Spokane, during which the soldiers will parade and be given a rousing welcome. > This will be the first strictly north western unit to return frpm France as the 91st was organized and trained at Camp Lewis. While the 346th field artillery had not seen much actual fighting, the other units of the 91st division went through the heaviest fighting in the Argonne forest and were later shifted to Belgium. The Spokane military band of 30 or 35 instruments will give its services. A number of Latah coutny men are said to be in the 91st, but the names of these are not tvailable to the Star Mirror today, and no doubt many local relatives and friends of the men are planning to go to Spokane Thursday to witness the parade. JUST BACK FROM FRANCE— WILL BE IN SPOKANE TWO HOURS PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)— Some points in the report to which Premier Clemenceau referred yester day when he said he had consulted two eminent jurists on the penal re sponsibility of the former German emperor were made public today. The report was drawn up by Ferdinand Larnaude, dean of the Paris law fac ulty, and Dr. A. G. DeLapradelle, professor of rights of nations in the same faculty. The object of the inquiry was ta investigate from a purely jurisdic tional point of view whether the crimes committed by the German government and army involved the penal responsibility of the former German emperor, what tribunal should judge him and whether his ex tradition could be demanded. New Tribunal is Needed. The authors of the report gave a long argument against bringing the ex-empéror before a tribunal of com mon law, because his will command ed, but his hand did not execute. They say that he was not the prin cipal offender and that therefore he could only be punished as an accom r plice. An international tribunal con sequently must be found. They con sider The Hague arbitration court founded at the 1899 conference incom patent to t him> ag the court was meant for cases where no penalty is to be a lied Th argu " that an entirely new jurisdiction must be cre ated J hich s jl ould be the fir3t instru . ment of a lea of nat ions and in wWch should app ear exclusively the stateg which fou ht Germany, The t French jurists prove that the extradition of t he former Ger man j can not be refutted as he . not a political refugee . The re rt savs . ' r f w p 0 iit;,..,r „ It ig anti . juridical to assimilate war wjth conspiracy . Crimes of war are crimeg of public Iaw and inter . national law not political crimes." The authors of tl f e repor t commence fa establishing that no penalty is ible against a nation any more than against a company> but that the ma or d i rect or of a company can b | pun i sbe d - The emperor, in the first place," ga th re t « as king of p russ ia is president of the confederation by virtue f pecial ]aw in which hu _ man win do( £ not ent ' er . The Ger . man soverei depen ds only on God and th sword . With such a con . ception of power it would be un j urid . j ca j the highest degree to allow the em ror to escape responsibility for hig actions; his responsibility for the war for which, under the consti tution, the decision belonged to him alone; his responsibility for viola tion of Belgian neutrality, which was willed by him; his responsibility for acts of terrorism by his troops, which he willed and ordered." Letter is Quoted. The report quotes a letter from the former emperor to the emperor of Austria in the early days of the war, in which the German emperor wrote: "My soul is torn asunder, but every thing must be put to fire and blood. The throats of men and women, chil dren and the aged, must be cut and not a tree nor a house left standing. "With such methods of terror, which alone can strike so degenerate a people as the French, the war will be finished before two months, while if I Use humanitarian methods it may prolong for years. Despite all my repugnance, I have had to choose the first system.'' The words "I" and "m" in the let ter are italicized in the report. "Moderh law," the report continues, "does not recognize irresponsible au thorities, even at the summit of hierarchy. It brings a state down from its pedestal and makes it sub mit to the rule of the judge. "There can therefore be no question of saving from the judge a man who is at the summit of hierarchy, either by the application of internal law or of international law." I P I OF INTEREST TO W OODSMEN Sale of Equipment for Logging and Milling at Portland, Feb. 15. Catalogues containing listings of the component- parts of the United States Spruce Production Corpora tion's>machinery and equipment, ag gregating a value of $10,000,000 have been completed and persons interest ed in bidding on any article may ob tain one by applying to the sales board, in the Yeon building, at Port land, Oregon. All kinds of machinery and equip ment necessary to the conduct of log ging and milling operations on a large scale, are to be found in the list. Bids are being received by the board up to and including February 15 and there is every indication of widespread in terest in the sale, which is the largest in the history of the United States. _ The machinery and equipment is stored at Vancouver, Wash., and may be inspected upon certification at the offices of the sales board. Much of it was never put into use by the corpor ation, owdng to the abrupt ending of the war. That which was used is also in- good condition, having received the best of care while in operation. A wedding was performed January 13 by Judge Adrian Nelson at the court house. The contracting parties were LeRoy Hume of Elberton, Wash., and Evelyn Engle of Farmington. County Commissioner Paulon and Surveyor H. J. Smith acted as wit nesses.