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The Daily Star-Mirror
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
♦ 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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,
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
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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.
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
■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*
The Highest Recommendation
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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.
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 '
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 |
their local differences as before.
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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
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.*
♦ 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
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
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
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_ 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,
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
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
"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
"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?"

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