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The Daily Star-Mirror
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.
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
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
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
president, four executive officers, and
secretaries of finance, home affairs,
Toreign affairs and national defense.
All revenues shall be raised by "Vole
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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."
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._
OF January Thaw

: i
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
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.
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.
Red Cross in Vladivostok.
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. _
Heavy Rains Cause Dirt to Slide on
Track Between Kendrick and
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
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
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
. 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.
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.
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,
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.
The senate passed the bill by a vote of.'
38 to 1.

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