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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW,-LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1919 COAST STRIKE BEGINS TO SEATTLE.—The gates of all Wash ington steel shipyards and many of the wooden shipyards remained closed today on account of yesterday's strike of between thirty-five and thirty-sev en thousand metal workers who walk ed out of the Seattle, Tacoma and Anacortes yards yesterday, demand ing higher wages. Up to the present there appears to be no sign of a com promise in sight. What Workmen Want. The metal trades strike is for a basic wage of $1 an hoüi' for «Panics and $7 and $6 a day for help ers and laborers. Through a federal wage adjustment board known as the Macy board the mechanics were re cently granted 86 1-2 cents an hour. Results of Strike. Results of the strike show the fol lowing : In Seattle two small wooden yards, with about 100 wood workers, opera ted today, out of 11 wood and four steel yards. Contract and machine shop were affected. Labor officials estimated that 3100 wood workers had been forced out by the metal trades strike. At Tacoma about 10,000 metal trades workers struck. At Aberdeen and Hoquiam on Grays Harbor the wooden yards operated through refusal of the woodworkers to strike. At Anacortes 300 metal tradesmen were said to be out, and that many ship carpenters or other wood work ers operating the one yard. The shipyard of the Pacific Ameri can Fisheries company at Bellingham was not affected, no demands having been made by the men. At Olympia the wood workers at the Sloan shipyard refused to strike. Abput 1050 men are said to be em ployed there. 12,500 Quit Skinner and Eddy. About 12,600 men walked out at the Skinner and Eddy corporation plants, it was said. The 36000 men on the day shift at the Ames Shipbuild ing and Drydock company and the 2500 at the J. F. Duthie & Co. yard were among the strikers . The fourth big plant affected was the Seattle North Pacific Shipbuilding company, where it is estimated about 2500 men answered the strike call. me l Will Send Mission to Poland. PARIS.—The supreme council of the peace conference this morning considered the Polish at great length, with the result that was decided to immediately send mission to Poland. This announce ment was made in the official state ment of the conference proceedings. This announcement also contained the statement that a proposal from Presi dent Wilson regarding the Russian question will be discussed this after noon. Agreed on Russian Question. LONDON.—The five great powers, Great Britain, the United States, France, Italy and Japan, have reached a definite agreement regarding the Russian question, according to a Paris dispatch to the Central News Agency today. PARIS.—In the hope of forming a ■definite plan of action with regard to the Russian question the supreme council of the peace congress con tinued to devote most of its attention to that subject today. Some an nouncement concerning a fully ma tured policy upon this question may fce expected later in the day. The principle course of action in the main has already been decided upon, and -virtually all that now remains to be done is to reduce the agreements ar rived at into writing and get the final assent of the delegates to the same. There was on indication at the opening of today's session of the meet ing what proposal had been accepted upon this all-absorbing question. Monarchists Make Gains. PAIRS.—It is reported this morn ing that Havas-Valencia, a small town on the Minho river, in the extreme northern part of Portugal, has sur rendered to the Monarchists. Working Men Control Bremen. AMSTERDAM.—The city pf Bre men, Germany, is virtually in the hands of the working men, according to a dispatch to the Berlin Lokal Anzieger. The city hall, the tele phone exchange and the banks have all been taken over by them. Machine guns have been placed in the public market place and all of the public buildings. General Strike at Remscheid. AMSTERDAM.—Soldiers in their barracks have been disarmed by the workers, and a general strike has been proclaimed at Remscheid as a pro test against the killing of Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg. All factories have been closed and traffic of all kinds has practically ceased. Irish "Republic" Sends Delegates* DUBLIN.—According to the pro visional constitution now before the •"'Daileireann,'' the legislative powers shall be vested in the deputies from the existing parliamentary constitu The ministry will consist of a ences. president, four executive officers, and secretaries of finance, home affairs, Toreign affairs and national defense. All revenues shall be raised by "Vole Daileireann. be altered upon seven days' notice. Professor Edward Devalera and Ar thur Griffiths will likely be appointed as the Irish delegates to the world peace congress today. The constitution may % Majority Socialists in the Lead. COPENHAGEN. Unofficial ports from Berlin show that the fol lowing delegates were elected to the national assembly, according to re turns received up to 6 p. m. yester day: Majority socialists, 132, demo crats, 58; centrists, 67; nationals, 28; independent socialistst, 22; people's party, 14; and scattering, 8. re ARCHANGEL. — The Bolshevik forces on the aorth of the American front attacked the American and Rus sian positions Sunday. The defensive ouptpo ( sts were withdrawn, but the Bolshevik attack on the main posi tion was repulsed. Pardoned. Attack American Positions. "Conscientious Objectors WASHINGTON—Secretary of War Baker today ordered the release of 113 "conscientious" objectors held under sentences in the federal prisons at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the un expired portion of their sentences hav- ' ing been remitted. They were given 1 their "honorable restoration to duty" and immediate release from the army. | The men released today comprise two i classes: Thirty men who had been ■ heretofore recommended by a board of inquiry for furlough, and men whom the board of inquiry on reex- I amination found to be sincere in their objections and who, in the judgment j of the board, would have been recom-] mended for furloughs if they had been examined by it before the court mar tial proceedings which resulted in their conviction. Freight Rates Will Remain Up. WASHINGTON.—Director General ' of Railroads Hines stated today that present indications are that there will j be no reduction in freight traffic this year, and that therefore he did not expect any appreciable reduction of the general level of rates maintained , during the war. I Amusement Admission Taxes Not to ' be Increased. The taxes on amusement admissions will not be I increased in the new war revenue bill. ! The conferees of the house and senate | today agreed to rescind their previous i decision to increase the tax rate from ten to twenty per cent on such ad missions. The theatre associations of WASHINGTON. Sheriff John L. Woody, assisted by Deputy Sheriff Charles Summerfield and County Attorney John Nisbet made a raid yesterday at Potlatch on the Italian quarters and captured over 100 gallons of red wine, called "Dago red." Three Italians were arrested and are to arrive in Moscow tonight, The wine was stored mostly in bar rels and tested about 90 per cent of alcohol. The officers appear to he carrying out their pre-election pledge of ridding Latah county of bootlegging joints. It is safe to say that bootleg-1 ging will soon see its last days with these officers. A large and enthusiatic cr ^v'd of people were at the depot m Potlatch to see the sheriff off on his maiden trip. Severa were there with cam eras and took snap shots of him as he rounded the corner at the depot carrying a ten-gallon carbouy of the liquor. the country a strong fight against this increase, giving as their reason that the increased tax would force a majority of the theatres in the country to close, thus throwing many thousands of people out of em ployment. Petitions signed by mil lions of names had been secured pro testing against the increase. it a BED" IN POTLATCH SHERIFF A>D HIS DEPUTY AND COUNTY ATTORNEY FIND 100 GALLONS OF MINE 1* MAY HAVE USED WAR STAMPS TO KINDLE FIRE VISALIA. — Postoffice inspectors are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 170 I War Savings certificates, valued at j slightly in excess of $700, which were recently reported missing by Post master F. J. Klindera, of the Tipton postoffice. Upon their findings will likely depend the question as to whether Postmaster Klindera must permanently stand the loss or whether the government will accept his theory that he deliberately burned the stamps in the stove at his home through carelessness in which event he may be reimbursed. Mr. Klindera, though admitting that he is not certain, expresses the belief that he used the stamps to start a fire for his sick daughter's com fort. Celebrated Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Conner quietly celebrated their thirtieth wedding an niversary last evening by entertain ing at dinner a few of their intimate friends. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carter and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Morgareidge. MUTEE ID SPUME TO FORESTALL RATHER THAN ARBITRATE LABOR DISAGREE MENTS ITS PURPOSE SPOKANE.—To forestall labor dis agreements rather than to arbitrate them after they have arisen is the purpose of the conciliaUon commit tee of 10 employers of labor and 10 representatives of employes recently appointed here by B. A. Hunter, fed eral labor agent and chairman of the community labor board. This distinction is drawn by R. Insinger, at whose request as chairs man of the industrial welfare corn mittee of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, the committee was named Mr. Insinger has been chosen perm anent chairman of the conciliation committee by the members, "j am confident that free discussion of labor conditions here will prevent any disagreement that might lead to "The trouble," said Mr. Insinger. committee will hold regular meetings fpr this purpose, with the hope of ro moving any misunderstandings and prejudices that may arise from time to time." Representatives of the employers Include officials of both local traction companies, an iron works, a mach inery manufacturing .liant, a whole sale dry goods company, a large de partment store, a packing house, a flour milling concern, a big lumber ing company and a wholesale imple ment house. Representatives of em ployes include a printer, an engineer, a telegrapher, a pressman and a ma The printer is W. J. Coates, chinist. editor of a labor union newspaper and chairman of the central labor coun cT, comprising representatives of loc al organized labor. "I believe a great trouble in the past ha s been that we do not know one another," said Mr. Coates of the pro pose d plan. "The war has done a great thing In throwing the laboring and business man together on the gov ernment war boards. We have each found that the other didn t have horns and hoofs." CITY STILL BEHIND IN DBIVE FOB FUNDS MOSCOW STILL LACKS SEVERAL . Speaking of the Armenian-Syrian fund drive this morning, Chairman Perry made the following statement: "The Armneian drive is moving more slowly than we would like to see it, although some progress is be ing made each day. Pine Creek has sent in over half of their quota; Cora reports that the whole amount will be raised; Gold Creek has sent in its quota in full. The quota of Palouse is here in cash Troy reports good progress toward the whole; Kendrick and Bear Creek expect the whole quota; Cornwall over the top; Thorn Creek coming m slowly; Viola has scarcely gotten started; Potlatch has remitted $40 more than quota. Moscow is several hundred dollars tZ7rZ e under the impression that the Ai e man relief will receive the telephone money which was subscribed to fight the increase in rates. Hence they | have given nothing to Armenian | drive. We will receive nothing from j this source as the money has already been expended for attorney's fees. Therefore we ask you not to forget the starving people of the near east, Let us make a final pull which will put us clear over the top. "Juliaetta reports a strong proba bility of going over the top. ' ' m Citizenship Application. The fj rs j. application for citizen ship papers issued by the United states deputy clerk for the central division M . W. Griffith, were issued by the latte r today to Jgnacy Popie lasz of Elk River , Idaho . Mr. Popie l as z is a Russian, as the name appears to indicate, who left his native land some years ago and who has had no word from his wife and children in Russia for more than four years._ HUNDRED DOLLARS IN HER QUOTA OT ID OF January Thaw He « 3 Am S» HA 4 m w : i § ^11 'Gv/r ÎHïfL triS h i M U; f.*:; GOV. WOULD VETO POM) LOW REPEAL CENTRALIZATION MEASURE DE BATE BEGINS SOON—AMEND MENTS BEING DRAFTED BOISE, Jan..—With the passage this morning of the code adoption in the senate, the way is now clear for action in the house on many bills which have been held up in commit tee. A compromise following several conferences of the senate code com mittee brought the agreement that all of the laws of this session would be included in the codeification com pleted next summer. The administration centralization measure will probably come up at this afternoon's session as it has been printed and is ready for action. What the debate over its provisions will lead to cannot be forecasted at this time. i to. the state primary law in their I hands. They will complete their work I within a few days and the finished 1 product will be presented to the upper I house during the week. It is believed here that the final result of legislative action will be a compromise between the elements which on the one hand desire the re peal of the law and on the other little interference with it. It can be stated authoritively that should the law be repealed the governor would exercise his constitutional right to veto the measure. It is also said that should . the amendment not be too drastic that he vfould ' favor changes should the législature so desire. I BOISE, Jan.—It is possible that) members of the legislature will de- | mand to know why several mines in i northern Idaho have been Hosed 1 thereby adding to the problem # of the I unemployed in the state. An import- : ant meeting was held today by mem bers of the emigration and labor com-] mhfnps Of fho two houses Leodsla- I tidp to relieve the unemployed 5 and : to provide labor at once is in the mak ing. Committee members were re . | luctant to give out information, but it ,5 known thnt fhei-P is a dearth of i work for large numbers of men and 1 thsit the problem is dailv increasing Road construction, it was urged by I thé 1 committees, should begin at the | earliest nossihle moment 1 earnest possmie moment. THE PRESBYTERIAN LADIES j HOLD MISSIONARY TEA I BOISE, Jan.—Senators Armstrong Nash, Kerrick, Porter and Robertson i now have the drafting of amendments i The ladies of the Presbyterian church held their regular tea in annex of the church Tuesday. meeting was called to order by Mrs, jj'jj Simpson who stated the busi ness of the soc i ety to the ladies, ^ be sam e was promptly disposed a fter which the regular missionary pro „ ram was taken up. The program cons i ste d of the following: A lesson on faith by Mrs. C. J. Iand j eader; subject of the meeting, "Reformation;" Martin Luther and the Reformation, by Mrs. H. H. Simp s John Calvin, by Mrs. Roy Hoi-, man; A martyred pair, by Mrs.' J. H eckathorn; special music by Mrs. G Curtis; women of the Reforma tion by M rs. Frank Byrnes. -n Red Cross in Vladivostok. VLADIVOSTOK, Jan.-A Red Cross unit; from the Philippine Islands Has arr i ved f or service in Siberia. Some members 0 p tbp ., n : t w jii j eave in the future on the fifth relief train " ^ distribute winter l0T ^ ® to t be needy along the garments to t enee y to g ^ ] t railwav employes who have £™y to ran ay e i oyest 0 eîrcm.nsUnces and m spi " of the talt that nav in some Instances " r t Ä orr P a?<T lmfce »» Wh Knivw« Fnntin? R D Jameson, assistent nrotessor in the English department at the upi versity, is in receipt of a letter from a cousin, Harry C. Perel of Chicago, now with the American expeditionary forces in Vladivostok, Russia, in which Mr. Perel mentioned that his bunk mate was one, Robert Fantin, who claims Moscow, Idaho, as his home Diligent inquiry by the Star-Mirror has failed to elicit any information concerning Mr. Fantin in Moscow. It may be that some one who will read this Item may know him. _ (MOSCOW CITIZENS TAKE ACTION ON SOLDIER LABOR PROBLEM LANDSLIDE TIES UP RAIL TRAFFIC TO LEWISTON Heavy Rains Cause Dirt to Slide on Track Between Kendrick and Juliaetta. A land slide caused by the heavy rains occured during the night on the Northern Pacific, between Kendrick and Juliaetta. A body of earth and rock, slide from the side hill, onto the track, the slide measuring about 85 feet long by eight feet deep, prevent ing the arrival of the 10:46 passenger train from Lewiston. The 12:22 traln'passed through Mos cow from Spokane, to meet the Lew iston train at the slide, making a [transfer of passengers, each train then backing to a turning table. A ditcher from Spokane is dispatched to help in H "° vln f. the debr . 1 ®' h " 1 I « T1 d °" 1 wh cther ^e way will be open for the eight ° clock passenger tram tonight, ,, ..., y iwfrn i i?p , THEIR >VA Y IN IO 1HE LEG laLAlUKE A1 BOISE - BOISE.—The abolishment of the 5 tat ® prison board and its duties to Revolve on the board of pardons are the features of a bill presented by the state affairs committee this morning, The Jerome county division bill pass the senate by a vote of 26 to 12. ° the / bills which were passed by the senate today are: accepting aid from ^he federal government for vocational training in the schools, allowing toll charges where rivers have been made navigable through the efforts ot pri va te interests, and a bill making it a fel °ny to display the red flag or any other anarchistic emblem. Aiming at the causes of loss in the marketing of livestock and farm pro duce was the nature ot a bill intro duced in the house this morning. The bill directs the state board of agri culture to investigate the cause of such losses when appealed to by indi M MANY BILLS ABE MEASURES OF EVERY SORT FIND yiduals, and for this purpose the board the * s given the power to summon wit nesses and to keep a record of their investigations and make the same public, unless there appears no grounds for action under the criminal of, ' code against the guilty parties. I Two measures favoring soldiers were introduced in the senate by | Walker of Bonner county this morn ' mg. One would exempt a soldier's property to the value of $2000 from taxation and remove the poll tax. This law would also apply to the widows of veterans. The other would S., give to the veterans a preference in public positions, and also provides for a pension amounting to one-half of their regular pay after reaching the ; age of seventy. This bill further pro j vides for the right of the veteran to sue for damages in case of dismissal | from such public service A bill pro viding for an amendment to the con stitution fixing the terms of county i commissioners one for four and' two 1 for two years each was also intro duced. . Qther b - llg introduced today were; Modifying the law of sales, to allow court reporters t0 reta in fees in ex cess of those earned by assistants, making it a crime to offer a peace I officer money to escape arrest, and I providing a penalty of from one to (fourteen years in the penitentiary, all introduced by the uniform laws com mlttee - War Newspaper Changes. LONDON Jan._With the lifting of an embargo on new newspapers a I Wartime measure announcement it mSdè of another' Sunday . "per for J £,ndon the Simday Express which Is ; being produced by^ the publishers of t b „ i) a n v Express lord Braverbrook w]l0 wa until recently minister of information, is understood to be de ; votlng his personal attention to the j venture. j The war produced four new publica tions, all Sunday papers, the National I News, the Evening Telegram, and the ( Sunday Pictorial and the Sunday I Herald. Two dailies disappeared, the Standard and the Citizen. -Ka— Improvements Noted, A number of minor improvements are being carried out at several pub ) lie places in Moscow. Davids' depart ment store is installing a new shelv ing arrangement in their shoe depart ment, enlarging the space for that de partment and improving much the appearance of the interior of the store. The Northern Pacific company has laid a new floor in the waiting room of the station. The Idaho hotel is building a beau tiful new fire place in the hotel parlor and laying a hardwood floor in the ; same. r Shipping Board Wants Stewards. S. L. Willis, enrolling agent for this city for the United States Shipping Board, has been notified by the board that more stewards are wanted at once. The wages paid are from $60 to $146 per month. Any one enlist ing now will be immediately sent to fhe Seattle training station. * Committee appointed to assist in ♦ ♦ procuring labor for returning ♦ 4* soldiers: J. H. Heckathorn, G. P. ♦ + Mix, A. S. Lyon, F. A. David, ♦ + Ben Bush, and Geo. Creighton. ♦ A meeting was held last evening at the office of the U. S. Employment Service, for the purpose of discussing the ways and means of providing labor for the men that are now being dis charged from the army and navy. L. F. Parsons, representative of the U. S. Employment Service, stated that the department of labor had placed representatives of the employment service at each army camp and the men were filling out application cards, for work. These applications were then sent to the office of the employ ment service nearest the residence of the applicant. He stated that each day was bringing applications for em ployment and that he anticipated that these applications would increase in numbers as the rapidity of demobil ization of the army increased. He stated that the procuring of positions for, the men was becoming quite a problem and causing considerable con cern on the part of all interests that have the good of the nation at heart. Secretary Morrison of the American Federation of Labor, recently stated that he anticipates the bread line in all large industrial centers before spring. Representatives of large in dutries have expressed like concern over the situation. Unemployment is rapidly approach ing a crisis which may become serious to the nation. The war between auto cracy and democracy is over, but we are now confronted with the possibil tty of war between democracy and Bolshevikism; between capital apd labor The radical element of our population have thrown down the gauntlet to the conservatives and are taking every advantage of the recon pruction period to further their cause. During the past several weeks we have seen large gatherings of peo pie in New York, Philadelphia and other cities on our eastern border; in Chicago, Milwaukee, in our central states and in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Spokane on our western border, applauti and endorse and show their allegiance to the red flag of Bol shevicks of Russia, and if they can have their way America will be the Russia of tomorrow. They are en deavoring to augment their numbers from the returning soldiers, by pro viding assistance to them in the way, Qf food and beds, The federal government has rec ognized the danger of the reconstruc tion period and is calling upon the va rious states, counties and munici pa ii t ies to create labor by proceeding at once to take up municipal improve ments to Guild roads, streets, and other improvements that will absorb l b That thIs work be created at th ear]iest nos slble date the repre j sentative * P the employment service | h been urgd t stimulate the ac tivit f the b roa d. and schoo i dis . trlc £ lu d other munIcIp alities - thJ line For the purpose of c * out the wishes of the govern * f he above committee was ap pointed The comm ittee will hold its ^- rsb meeting this evening when it will hv P i PO tintr a chairman and p t - committee executive committee, NEW GDUNT) WAS EASILY SECURED BILL TO TRANSFER SCHOOL TAX LEVY FROM COUNTY TO STATE INTRODUCED BOISE.—Consideration of the ad ministration construction taken up by the legislature yesterday and,- according to the program map ped out by the majority, it is to be given preference of all pending legis lation to determine what can be done with it. One of the more important bills to make its appearance was introduced in the house today by Representative Hunt of Madison county. Its object is transf errai of the school tax levy from county to state jurisdiction, placing, as the author claims, the school burden where it belongs, or on the more affluent sections of the state. The state board of equaliza tion is authorized to place the levy sufficient to produce per capita for all children of school age in the state. Another county division bill is to be introduced, proposing the county of Nampa with Nampa as the county seat and created out of territory in Ada, Canyon and Owyhee counties. "Spend it at Home." A proposal from the Rocky Moun tain club to have the legislature ap propriate funds to be expended in New York city to welcome back Ida ho troops to America was turned down, it being decided that if any appropriation is made it will be spent in Idaho by Idahoans to welcome back her own men. The senate passed the Clark county division bill, which had previously passed the house, and will become a law with the governor's signature. There was practically no opposition to the creation of this new county, which makes the 42nd in' the state. bill was The senate passed the bill by a vote of.' 38 to 1.