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▼GLUME VIII NUMBER 10« MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1919 FOOD BILL PUSSES SENATE Food Bill Passes Senate. WASHINGTON.—By a vote of 53 to 18, the senate late today passed the house bill appropriating $100, 000,000 for food relief in Europe and the near east. ji / Will Have to Pay Indemnities. PARIS.—During consideration of the question of reparation at the meeting of the supreme war council yesterday, • according to the Paris edition of the London Mail, President Wilson agreed to the principle that Germany must be made to pay in demnities in addition to the full cost of reparation. The newspaper adds that at the insistence of the British representatives discussion was com menced on the questions of the aboli tion of conscription and general dis armament. Take Many Bolshevist Prisoners. PARIS.—Lithuanian troops have defeated the Bolsheviki near Kosze dary, about midway between Kovno and Vilna. The Bolsheviki casualties are reported to have been very heavy and their loss in prisoners is reported at 6,600. The Lithuanian losses were extremely light. The latter are re toward Vilna tically unopposed. Portuguese Army Favors Revolu tionists. PARIS.—The Portuguese navy has remained loyal to the government in its troubles with the Monarchists up to the present moment, according to all accounts received in Madrid. The Madrid newspapers claim to have been advised that the Portuguese army is in favor of the revolutionists. The new Portuguese monarchy has been proclaimed in Lis bon, the capital of Portugal, accord ing to a telegram received here from Valencia, on the Portuguese border. MADRID. Bolshevist Minister Taken Prisoner. BASEL, Switzerland.—Leon Trotz ky, the Bolsheviki minister of war and marine, did not escape from Narva after the defeat of the Bol shevists by the Esthonians, as pre viously reported, but was taken pris oner, according to dispatches from Libau. Advices from the same source out this information are to the giving effect that owing to the intervention of Finnish troops in northern Es thonia and Livonia, that country has been completely cleared of the Bol shevist forces. "Scoot, Bolshevists,'' Says Sweden. STOCKHOLM.—The Swedish gov ernment has sent an ultimatum to the Bolshevik legation here demanding that its departure from the country be not delayed beyond January 26th, according to the newspaper Politiken. Forces Required on Western Front. PARIS.-—The supreme council of the peace congress at its second ses sion today decided to appoint a com mittee to inquire into the strength of the forces to be maintained by the allied associated powers on the West ern front during the period of the armistice. The committee will be composed of Marshal Foch, General Bliss, General Diaz, Winston Spencer Churchill, British minister of war, and M. Loucheur, the French minister of ■reconstruction. Warned Against "Armed Force." PARIS.—The allied associated pow ers today agreed to send a wireless message throughout the world warn ing all concerned that parties using armed force to gain possession of territory, claims to which the peace conference will be asked to determine, would "seriously prejudice" the claim of those using such force. Bolshevik Sneak Arrested. COPENHAGEN.Ensign Krylenko, .former commander of the Russian Bolsheviki army, has been arrested, according to reports received through Finland He was caught while at tempting to enter the anti-Bolshevik army under the command of General Kransnoff, for espionage purposes. Soldiers Arrive From "Over There." NEW YORK.—Over 3,700 Ameri can troops arrived heretoday on five vessels. The vessels used in trans porting these men from France were the battleships Louisiana, New Hamp shire, the French steamship Chicago, the American transport Goenther and the American steamship Accomac. WASHINGTON. — The transport Mongolia is scheduled to arrive in New York on the 30th of January, with 6000 men and 100 officers on board. This number includes about 1000 sick and wounded men. Prohi Amendment Certifications. WASHINGTON.—Up to noon today thirty states had certified to the state department their ratification of the federal prohibiion amendment. Among these certifications was one from Cal ifornia direct from its state assembly at Sacramento. The courts of Cali fornia have been called upon to pre vent certification of the vote of the legislature by the governor, who as yet has taken no action in the mat ter. According to the state depart ment officials here, notice of the cer tification by the legislature is suf ficient. 4>4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4>4>4*4*4*4*4*4* 4* MAY REMAIN IN SERVICE ♦ + * ♦ War Department Issues Import-.«* ♦ ant Order Beaering on Un- 4* employment Situation. 4* WASHINGTON. —To aid in 4* 4* the solving of the problem of the 4* «* unemployed discharged soldiers 4* 4* the war department has ordered 4* 4* that no man may be discharged «* 4* from the army against his desire 4* 4* until such time as he can secure 4* «• employment in civil life. The 4* «* announcement is made that or- 4* 4* ders to this effect have been 4* 4* telegraphed to all the depart- 4* 4* ment divisional commanders at 4* 4* Secretary of War Baker's direc- 4* 4* tion. The order further states 4* 4* that all men who so desire shall 4* 4* remain temporarily in the serv- 4* 4* ice without prejudice to their 4* 4* subsequent discharge to take 4* 4- civil employment. 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4«4*4*4* 4* 4* 4* AMENDMENTS MAY KILL AD. MEASURE ADMINSTRATION BILL FAILED TO PASS COMMITTEE IN SEN ATE THIS MORNING BOISE.—An effort to push the ad ministration bill, known as senate bill No. 19, through the committee of the whole without amendments failed this morning. It is_ believed that a num ber of amendments will make their 'appearance, endangering the final passage of the measure. Harrison and Peckham of Clear water county this morning introduced a bill in the house providing for the making of local county tickets non partizan the same as the judiciary ticket now is. Another bill introduced in the house this morning provides that no foreign language shall be taught in the common and high schools of the state. A memorial to congress asking foç , the enactment of national legislation providing that veterans of the world 1 war be given credit for time in the j service on their homestead final proofs. I After two weeks' delay the memor ial to congress by Pettibone asking 1 for an appropriation of half a mil- | lion dollars for road work on the South Fork of the Clearwater river, | was approved and passed by the sen ate this morning. MILK DEALERS WILL MEET AT BUTTE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF ASSOCI ATION OF PACIFIC NORTH WEST TO MEET FEB 13-16 SPOKANE.—Whether or not dairy men of the four northwestern states shall join with the dairy departments and the home economics departments of state colleges and universities of this district in a general campaign to promote the wider use of dairy prod ucts of all kinds will be considered at the annual convention of the Pacific Northwest Milk Dealers' association, to be held at Butte, Mont., February 13-14 and 15. Organization of a Northwestern Dairy council, to include representa tives of every line of the dairy indus try and auxiliary manufactures, will be proposed to the milk dealers, Frank Flood, president of their association, announced here. It Is proposed to in clude Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana in the council. Speakers from many parts of the northwest will discuss topics of particular interest to the dairy Industry from various angles. It is hoped to have Dr. C. F. Ayers of the dairy division, depart Flood said. Some of the subjects already assign- ed speakers are "Creating a Demand for Milk and Its Products," W. E. Thompson, field dairyman, Bozeman, Mont.; "Proper Methods of Produc- tion, Transportation and Handling a 1 City's Milk Supply," Dr. W. C. Mat- thews, Butte cty physician; "Should City Milk Inspection be Governed by a State Department?" W. H. Fluhr, state dairy commissiooner, Helena; "Fresh Pasteurized Milk Versus Can- ned Condensed Milk," H. T. Becker, creamery manager of Bozeman, Mont.; "The Milk Industry From the Con- sumers' Point of View," Miss Alva Bales, dean of the department of home feconomtfcs; MJontana State College; "The Milk Dealers' Duty to the Com- munity," Miss Louise M. Maier, a milk dealer of Butte; "What Does it Cost to Produce Milk?" Thomas Owens, Se- attle dairyman. - » - Chicago Market Breaks. CHICAGO—Big breaks in the value of grain and provisions occurred here today as the result of heavy selling and an apparent lack of buying pow er, Corn lost four to eight and three quarter cents per bushel and oats over four cents. The maximum loss on provisions was 50 cents to $1.00. SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE NEWS FROM BOISE NEW IRRIGATION MEASURE UP GAMBLING BILL PROVOKES DEBATE BOISE.—Gathering of the irriga tion men of the state in Boise dur ing the past two or three days por tends the desperate fight which will be made over the provisions of a bill about to be introduced in the legisla ture which, it is said, would drastical ly change the irrigation laws of the state. It is believed that the proposed measure which is voluminous in its provisions, will ze stoutly fought by many men interested in irrigation in southeastern Idaho. It is known that the Bonneville county delegation Is absolutely against the measure. In the bill salaries of $7500 per year are provided for a board of three ir rigation commissioners. Two of the board would be republicans and a third a democrat under the present administratioin. The authorship of the measure is generally credited to the retiring state engineer, Fred Wil kie and its opponents state that Mr. Wilkie would likely be the democrat appointee on the board. A number of lawyers from different parts of the state are here at the pres ent time in the interests of or against the proposed piece of legislation. BOISE.—Bitterly opposing the bill by Senator Witty of Bannock county providing that gambling "places be de clared a nuisance and enjoined, Sen ator Whitcomb of Lemhi county again attacked the bill ■ in the senate com mittee of the whole yesterday after noon. When the measure had been debated during the entire afternoon session, a substitute motion calling for an ad verse report from the committee lost and Senator Witty was able to have the bill reported for passage. After praising the city administra tion of Pocatello and especially the mayor as earnest, consciencious men. Senator Witty stated in his speech fa voring the measure, that at least one place in the gate city had a sign writ ten in original characters on the door, ORIENTAL GAMBLING GOING ON IN HERE. He Insisted that no inno cent person would be subject to un fair enjoinment under the act while Senator Whitcomb characterized the measure as "an attack against the x „ ., , . „ fundamental laws of the state, The bill reads that 'any building, place, or the ground itself wherein or whereon gambling tables place shall he enjoined or abated." Senator Wit ty amended it yesterday afternoon to have gambling include games tov checks, trade and other substitutes for money making it far reaching in its effect on pool rooms, cigar stores and card rooms in the state. The ameud ment was not fought as expected it seeming to have escaped the attention of the opponents of the bill. -pa DEATH RATE HIGHER THAN 1917 Increase of 2.14 Per 1000 at Spokane During Year 1918. SPOKANE.—Spokane's death rate for Î918, even with the large number of fatalities due to the influenza epi demic, was but 2.14 per thousand pop ulation greater than in 1917, according to health department statistics. The 1917 deaths numbered 1164, a rate of 8.09 per thousand. In 1918, with 1538 deaths, of which 424 were from in fluenza, the rate was 10.23 per thou sand. 444*44444444444444 ♦ MANY SOLDIERS CRIPPLED ♦ 4* 4* ■4* Two of Every Thousand Fighters 4* Lost Arm or Leg. 4* WASHINGTON, Jan. 24—Two 4* 4* soldiers out of every thousand 4* 4* who fought with the American 4* 4* army overseas lost an arm or 4* ♦ leg Lieutenant Colonel Strong 4* 4* of the army medical corps, told 4* 4* the house military affairs com- 4* 4* mittee today that 3,000 of the 4* ♦ total combat force of 1,600,000 ♦ 4* men were so maimed and that 4* 4* 1,100 had been returned home 4* 4* and were being fitted with arti- 4* 4* ficial limbs in military hospitals. 4* + An appropriation of $7,000,000 to 4* + purchase artificial limbs, as well 4* + as serums and vaccines, was 4 4* asked for by the medical corps. 4* tt4*|.44444*|.'|.4*44.444' 4 4 The Highest Recommendation HiTirii I COHöRAfOtATE YOONÖ MAN, THlf 15 flit Pfîf RÉCOMMEN-/ ,(j I dation you coulP I | j| / PoUl B LI PKtSBNT HOHOftABU 1 CHÄfWßtf 0 11*1 mil' °i irt lUi ÏÏT) * 11 ; II ____ IIRIII rm 1TI1' 1 11ÏÏ1 IÎÎT; II" MÜ LEGISLATION TO FRONT BRITIAN'S PLAN FOR INTERNA TIONALIZATION OF LABOR BE FORE PEACE CONGRESS . . . . , „ , . to the Associated Press by George, Nicoll Barnes, minister without port folio, whose proposals will be consid ered by the peace conference Satur day. Briefly, his program calls for establishment of an initernatonal com mission made up of the representa tives of both labor and capital for the settlement of labor problems. This commission is to be responsible to the league of nations. Under the Barnes scheme would be the appointment by the peace confer ence of a small commission composed of delegates from the great powers. This commission would the PARIS.—The second session of the peace congress, which will be held to morrow, will like the first one, be open to the press. The first subject in the order of business will be the question of international legislation on labor. during the first session the various national delegations have been pre paring written statements of their views 011 this question. Under instructions given PARIS.—Great Britaini's plan for the actual workng machinery to car ry out the proposed internationaliza tion of labor was outlined yesterday first labor conference, which, in re turn, would become the central in ternational commission for the better ment of labor. Because of lack of machinery the present peace conference would be unable to establish a perfected com mission, although the peace confer ence may make certain suggestions and even bind the powers to them. For example, such questions as the right of the people to form them selves into trade unions might be setled by the peace conference. The matters of the hour of labor and simi ilar problems would come before the international labor committee, case of nonfulfilment of labor agree-led ments, the league of nations would be called in to settle the matter. May Make Suggestions. In j I Work Out Local Differences. The international labor commission, | or bureau, will not deal with purely problems of the nations. | Capital and labor will still work out ' I Asked as to what power the com-1 mission would have back of it to en- : force its rulings. Mr. Barnes replied ; in substance that if any nation re-| fused to play the game she might; be brought to reason by depriving ! her of trade privileges with sister | internal their local differences as before. RED CROSS HONORS CONFERRED * . _ , _ ,. . y 1. v County Re g d CroTs ee Mrf C foraï was^lectecf ^representative^t'o Attend the Home Service Conference to be held in Seattle next week. Mrs. Orland has administered for Latah county this very technical branch of Red Cross work since the organization of the county society, and now goes to conféré with local and divisional workers upon new phases of the work incidental to con ditions growing out of the armistice and the demobilization of the Ameri can forces. The division office considers the need for such a conference to be greater than ever before, in order that the chapters of the northwest may be prepared to care for the con tinuing needs of the families whose men will be stationed overseas with the army of occupation; and to carry out the plans of the Red Cross for co-operation with other agencies in work for discharged and demobilized soldiers. Mrs. C. J. Orland is Elected to At tend the Division Conference. Assessor GemmiU to Boise, In response to a message from Boise that a meeting of the county assessors of the state is to be held in that city on Monday and Tuesday, January 27 and 28, and that it was necessary for him to attend the meet ing, Assessor E. J. GemmiU left for Boise this morning.* a }} +++++++++++++++++ ♦ WOUNDED OVERSEAS, 104,000 4* ♦ * ^ + 4r Many Will Not be Brought Home 4* Until They Recover. 4* WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.— 4* 4« Wounded men or sailors remain- 4* 4* ing in hospitals overseas num- 4* 4* ber about 104,000, Colonel W. H. 4* 4* Smith of the surgeon general's 4* 4» office today told the senate com- 4* 4* mittee conducting an inquiry of 4* 4* hospital facilities and construe- 4* 4* tion. Many of these wounded, 4* 4* he said, will not be brought home 4* 4* until they recover. 4* In the hospitals of this coun- 4* 4* try Colonel Smith said there are 4* 4* now about 4500 vacant beds 4* 4* which can be placed in use as ad- 4* * ditional wounde d and sick are 4* 1 4. returned j 4 THE NATIONAL WAR 40,000* MINISTERS SOLICITED FOR TORY GARDENS WASHINGTON. — Forty thousand ministers covering every denomina tion in the United States have been re quested by the National War Garden commission to aid in the campaign for Victory Gardens. The commission suggests that on Sunday, February 2, the message of the importance of home food production should be car ried to the congregation, The National War Garden Commis sion is sending to the forty thousand ministers, data on home food produc tion and garden books. The United Society of Christian Endeavorers from in the campaign, and the Rev. F. ;E. Clark, has sent out a call to thou its headquarters in Boston, has join sands of members of that organiza tion with the oommission's data. The letter from the commission to [minister's says in part: "To cooperate with the plans work the ed out by the United States Food Ad ministration for helping to solve the post-war food problems, this commis sion's efforts for increased food pro duction and home conservation will be cn tinued during 1919. "This commission's bespeaks your helpful cooperation in conveying to your people the message of food needs, To give this message intensive force, it is suggested that these needs be emphasized the same day throughout the country. May we ask that you bring the matter befox-e your congre gation on February 2, 1919, and that 'you suggest that copies of our books on Home Gardening and Home Can "^ and Drying mly be had free of char f e * a > 5on application to this com lm ® sl0n ', „ , . ... _ , _ Reports of the National War Garden Commission show that organization ^ going on in nearly every town 111 tde Unlted state K 8 * Th °V s f" ds + °} Posters are now being distributed through the agricultural agents of the United States Rai^oad Administration and other agencies m the various towns and cities, 1*8 MILWAUKEE SCHOOLS MAY DROP GERMAN AT ONE TIME EMPLOYED 200 TEACHERS AND HAD 30,00« PUPILS TAKING GERMAN MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. — The teaching of the German language in Milwaukee grade schools may disap pear entirely when the new semester begins in February. In only one school in the city now is German be ing taught and, under the resolution of the school board abolishing for eign language instruction, it would be discontinued at the end of the term in June. In 1916, 200 teachers were employ ed to give instruction in the German language to 30,000 pupils and at the end of 1918, only one teacher was em ployed to instruct 400 pupils in the German language. One of the final instances in con nection with the elimination of Ger man instruction came with the re cent announcement that Leo Stern, as sistant superintendent of schools in charge of the foreign language de partment, at the end of the present year. Mr. Stem's term expires June 30. Mr. Stern in his letter to the school board said that after a serv ice of 36 years in the Milwaukee schools, he felt that he was "entitled to a rest." Mr. Stern was president of the Wis consin branch of the German-Ameri can alliance from the time of its or ganization in 1906 until it was dis banded in 1917. He was also at one time vice-president of the national or ganization. Arnold Lyon Resigns. Arnold Lyon, one of the men ap pointed to serve on the committee to assist in procuring labor for return ing soldiers, has tendered his resigna tion, giving as a reason for so doing his inability to devote sufficient time to the work. The meeting of Moscow business men held at the headquarters of the United States Employment service in this city Tuesday evening, which re sulted in the appointment of a com mittee composed of J. H. Heckathom, G. P. Mix, A. S. Lyon, F. A. David, Ben Bush and George Creighton, whose duty will be to assist in pro curing employment for returning sol diers, as stated in a report of the meeting published Wednesday, prom ises to mark an epoch in the progress and development of this community and the entire county. While this committee was appointed primarily for the purpose stated, its duties and opportunity promise to cover a field of activity of considerable scope. Recognizing the importance of the step taken by the business men of Moscow at a time like the present when there appears so much con structive work to do, a representative of the Star-Mirror made an endeavor to learn more of the aims and objects in the minds of these men which re sulted in the appointment of this com mittee. He was referred to Scott Ogden, whose services have been se cured as legal advisor to the com mittee. "Yes," stated Mr. Ogden, when ap proached on the subject by the re porter, "not only in keeping with the progressive spirit of the times, but realizing the importance of providing employment for the returning soldiers, as well as the importance of good roads and permanent highways, the people of Moscow and vicinty are tak ing the one step looking to real com munity building. "By community building," contin ued Mr. Ogden, "I mean first of all a more friendly and brotherly feeling among the townspeople and farmers, as well as among the people of the various communities within the dis trict affected. Then it means that the farmer will be brought nearer the markets, the county seat, his doctor, his miller, his banker, his merchant, and that his boy and girl will be per mitted to attend a high school and a university without having to send them into town. It also means to him enhanced land values, and that if his land is worth $75.00 an acre now, with a system of good highways it will be worth $100.00 an acre. It means also a saving in time, horse^ flesh, and axle and if he owns an automobile it means the saving in gasoline and wear and tear alone, the price of the car in two or three years. It may mean at any time the life of a member of his family by being able to get his doctor quickly. Good highways mean even more than all that to the farmer. They are the advance guard, as it were, for the beautification and general develop ment of the country and they put the children of the farmer even on better footing than those of the townspeople, for they then have the combined ad vantage of the good wholesome coun try life, while at the same time thdji are brought in close contact with ad vanced education and the social side o£ life found in the eitle». Besides, it must be a source of considerable satis faction and consolation for any farm er to know that his children and grandchildren will not have to "mud it" as he has been compelled to do for the last quarter of a ceptury. "To the city man good highways mean equally as much. They mean to him that his business with the farmer, and with others, can be transacted with greater dispatch and much more satisfactorily. They mean that he will be brought into closed contact with the farmer and get a better acquaint ance with and understanding of him. They mean that he can supply any demand for farm produce on short notice, thereby affording him a profit, and one of the consequences will be that Sears, Roebuck will lose a cus tomer, Good highways also mean that the children of the townsfolk may now and then get a good breath of pure invigorating atmosphere by being driven through the country. Aside from all this, local pride ought to cause every man and woman to get behind the movement for better highways. We have an assessed valu ation within the proposed highway district of approximately $6,000,000, which means an actual physical val uation in the neighborhood of $14, 000 , 000 . "Why can we not afford permanent highways, especially when it will in crease land valuation from 20 to 25 per cent? Up to date it has remained for the farmers in the Genesee, Cow Creek and Thorn Creek districts to launch the good roads movement by taking steps to form highway dis tricts in those sections, and the people of Moscow and vicinity will surely recognize the necessity of keeping abreast of the times in this important movement. "I might also say that the labor committee has been approached with a view to securing their endorsement and assistance to the end that through the organization of the highway dis trict more employment can be given to the returning soldiers, and the express themselves as being in fu accord with the undertaking. It seems to me that it is up to the people of this state to see that there will be no "bread lines" in Idaho. The ques ion is: Are we going to do our share?"