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▼OLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1919 NUMBER 102 AMERICANS FORCED BACK BY BOLSMEVIKI American and Russian troops are being forced back by Bolsheviki forces, which outnumber the allied troops in one section of Siberia. The situation is regarded as serious but not critical. President Wilson has accepted the invitation of King Albert of Belgium, to be his guest at the royal palace in Brussels but the date has not been fixed. The monarchists have gained control of a large section of Portugal and it is reported that republican soldiers are deserting and going over to the royalists and that the former king has been offered the throne from which he was deposed many years ago. President Wilson spent Sunday in viewing the work of devastation the Germans had accomplished in France and was deeply impressed with what he saw. It is believed that the impressions thus gained will influence his decision in demanding reparation from Germany. The supreme council of the peace conference held a brief session from 10:30 to 12:15 today and then adjourned, after which President Wilson consulted with Colonel House and other American delegates. The cable and telegraphic news received today follows; American and Russian Troops Forced Back. LONDON.—The allied forces on the front south of Archangel, mainly American and Russian troops, have evacuated the town of Shenkursk under Bolshevik pressure and have withdrawn to a shorter line north of the town, according to an official statement from the British war office today. The Americans and Russians have withdrawn to Shenkursk to avoid be after a bombardment lasting three days. Royalists Winning in Portugal. PARIS, Sunday.—Portuguese royalists are completely in control of the provinces of Ninho and Tras Os Montes, according to a wireless dispatch from Madrid to the Journal Des Debats. The same advices say the repub lican troops defeated by the monarchists at Columbra are about to join the monarchists. Wilson Sees Devastation—Is Impressed. PARIS, Sunday.—(By Associated Press.)—President Wilson today made his first trip to the battle fields and devastated regions. He visited Chateau Thierry and Rheims. At the close of his tour through a dozen ruined vil lages he said: "No one can put into words the impression I have received among such scenes of ruin and desolation." Supreme Council Holds Short Session. PARIS. —The supreme council of the peace conference met at 10:30 a. m. today. There was a full attendance of all members. The council adjourned at 12:16 and President Wilson went immediately to the Hotel de Grille, the American headquarters, where he had a conference •with Colonel House. Samuel Gompers and other labor representatives had been in conference with the American delegation during the forenoon. The discussion was suspended upon the president's arrival to permit him to 'talk with Colonel House. King Peter About to "Abdicate." BASEL, Sunday.—(Havas.)—King Peter, of Serbia, who is ill, ia said to be in a serious condition, according to advices from Laibach. President to Visit King Albert. BRUSSELS, Sunday.—(Havas.)—President Wilson will accept the in vitation of King Albert, of Belgium, to be his guest in the royal palace in Brussels, it is said, but has not fixed a date for the trip. WASHINGTON.—General March, chief of staff, informed the senate mili tary committee today that shipping arrangements have been made by which 300,000 men might be transported home monthly and that all of the American expeditionary force could be returned home and be demobilized within six months. pation will be determined by President Wilson, General March stated. Rear Admiral Chadwick is Dead. NEW YORK.—The death of Rear Admiral French E. Chadwick, U. S. N., received by newspapers last night, was announced here today. Senate Agrees on $100,000,000 Relief Fund. WASHINGTON.—Agreement on the administration bill appropriating $100,000,000 for the European famine relief fund was reached by the senate and house conferees after a brief session today. All of the senate amend ments, including that of Penrose, of Pennsylvania, republican, providing that all wheat donated be bought, as far as practicable, in the United States, were accepted. How many Americans will be held abroad in the army of occu IDAHO IS TO HIVE ANOTHER COORD BILL ESTABLISHING CLARK COUN TY BASED AT BOISE—GOV ERNOR WILL SIGN BOISE.—With the passage by the house of representatives of the Clark •county bill, which creates Clark coun ty out of the western part of Fre month county, the third measure to run the gauntlet of he two houses will become a law with the signature of - Governor Davis. The previous measures pass houses were, the bill to appropriate $76,000 for the expenses of the legis lature and the one to codify the laws of the state. It is believed now that legislation will receive an impetus and the two houses get into rapid working order. Objection on the part of many mem bers of the wording of the suffrage memorial presented to houses during the week brought forth another joint memorial by Senator Whitcomb in which the direct refer ences to senators who were against suffrage were strickened out and this has been passed by the senate. Senate bills of importance which have been started during the week are as follows, a bill by Porter providing that the compensation act shall not apply to. teachers or to office workers unless express contracts are made to have the law active in individual cases; Senate bill No. 40 for the cre ation of a state constabualry. Senate hill No. 41 abolishing the state prison board and placing their duties in the hands of the pardon board. Two measures by Senator Nelson of Kootenai made their appearance on the same day. One would give county commissioners a right to repair trunk roads and charge the cost to highway districts, providing the commissions the joint had notified the highway commission ers in writing 10 days previously of the needs of repairs and the other prescribes for the increasing of road levies from 26. cents per $100 to 60 cents per $100 assessed valuation. A non-partisan measure by Booth making county tickets non-partisan such at the judiciary also came forth in the upper body. Senator Booth in troduced a bill making It the duty of the state board of equalization to tax unused eleqtric power up to the amount that a plant is capable of gen erating. The following bills of importance were introduced in the house: H. B. 37 by Neilsen, to make it a misdemeanor to draw a check or draft on individual account when sufficient funds are not there for theiç payment. H. B. 40 by mines and mining com mittee provides for the creation of a state bureau of mines. H. B. 21 by Gudmunsen to give in dependent school districts right to is sue bonds to cove present indebted ness. H. B. 53 an enabling act providing for a referandum of county division, and a bill by Munson which would provide for a term of office to last four years for village trustees. COUNCIL WANTS REPORTS OF ALL IDAHO SOLDIERS County chairmen are urged again "to keep all clippings from their local papers or any other papers regarding the qoung men who have given their services, and send in with the slips that are filled in. Some counties are sending the lists in quite promptly. Mrs. White of Payette county has sent her complete record filled on the slips sent. The force at the state council office have begun to copy the record sent permanent cards for the final filing. Any additional information mav be sent in at any time, to be hoped as soon as the influenza abates in any given locality that the wàr history work will be speedily brought to a finish. m on It is + + + + + ♦ + + «*• + + + + + + + ♦ + TELEPHONE HEARING MAY BE HELD SOON ♦ ♦ + + + A new complaint has been + ♦ filed with the public utilities ♦ + board of this state by the Mos- + ♦ cow Telephone & Telegraph com- ♦ ♦ pany asking for an increase of 4* + rates on the farmer's lines con- ♦ 4* necting with this city, and an 4' ♦ immediate hearing is asked for. ♦ + The complaint prays for an in- ♦ 4* crease of the rate on these lines 4* 4* from the present rate of $3 to 4* 4» $6 per year, and a charge of 4* 4* 10 cents for each call over said 4* 4 1 lines by non-subscribers is also 4* 4* asked for. The farmers are al- 4 + lowed ten days to answer the 4* 4" complaint, and the utilities board 4> 4- has advised G. G. Pickett that 4 4* the case will probably be set for 4" 4* hearing about the middle of 4> 4* next month if the farmers wish 4* 4« to contest the matter. 4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4*4*4 , 4'4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 - 4' ♦ 4 TO RECLAIM LAND FOR TRE SOLDIERS SECRETARY LANE HAS GREAT RECLAMATION PLAN FOR WEST, NORTH AND SOUTH BOISE.—The state council of de fense is in receipt of the following communication from Washington with relation to the plans of Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior, for the reclamation of lands to be used by soldiers and sailors who have been in the service of their country: "Secretary Lane is before congress after $100,000,000 for land develop ment for returning soldiers. Presi dent approved in his message to con gress; Roosevelt approved before death in a big magazine article. Lane wants to create farms by reclaiming arid lands in west, draining swamps in south and clearing cut-over lands in north. Every state effected. Pres ent bill aquals only two-day cost of war. It really should be increased. On Australian basis for same work a proportional post to America would be four billion. Canada offers soldiers a possible total of 320 acres land and $3,000 cash. Lane wants to employ soldiers on the reclamation work at full wages, have them build the homes stock the farms and sell them to them on 40-year basis at 4 per cent, cost to be finally returned to government. The south has 40,000,000 acres alone; the entire country 250,000,000 acres to be developed. Roads also needed. De velopment of farms will develop raan^ ufacturing to supply implements and buildings. No time to wait for al ready surplus labor idle in many states. Delay will postpone work into 1920. Lane appeared before a caucus of the house and made remarkable speech quoting from some of the 1000 letters the soldiers have written him. Women also writing. With the $100, 000 previously furnished for survey the work has been carried on and nothing stands in the way of going ahead but the government's loan, not gift, of the necessary money. This should not interfere with present farm product market for increase in city population increasing present heavy demands on present farm products. Even before war we had to import beef from Argentine. Present money asked will only provide some 25,000 farms. Secretary requests widest possible publicity and that this also be laid before your state, county and community councils." THIRTY SIX STATES REPORT RATIFICATION WASHINGTON.—Thirty six states the necessary three-fourths, had cer tified to the state department their ratification of the federal prohibition amendment today. Preparations for the proclamation to make the amend ment effective have been ordered. Kansas was the last state to report. Weather — Idaho — Tonight and Tuesday, fair. The Silent Witnesses L HÜli 11 ' ii um PEACE ..Mi ! mm [l I : a IM, ? *s /J H / V VER5AIP id / run r ■ " I n i n (i 1111 *..ii ■ 'I ■ I. 1 «. [!TPïïÎïïi\1m til 8 sa Ii to ii |% I 4) to L ♦ ♦ INK GOVERNOR'S ♦ + BILL WILL PASS + ♦ + ♦ 4* ♦ 4' ♦ ♦ 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4 4* 4> 4 4" 4> 4* 4' DESPITE HARD OPPOSITION IT THOUGHT THE BILL WILL BECOME A LAW BOISE.—Despite a desperate fight on the measure senate bill No. was reported out of the committee the whole shortly after noon for pass age. It will pass without question after being read at length this after noon, on rule suspension. The bill is Governor Davis' consol idation measure putting nine depart ment heads in the place of 42 as present. There has been much opposition the bill, much of it c oming from friends of those who will be thrown out of employment by its passage. Mason, democrat, of Shoshone coun ty, called the proposed bill a failure in other states. Adams of Madison, 4 in other states. Adams of Madison, read an extract from Governor Lod en's message to the Illinois legisla ture where it had been tried, in which the governor called it "efficient and expense saving." Lee of Bingham, the only republic an opposed to the recommendation of the passage, explained it is too big for immediate action and asked for fur ther time. The committee reported it favorably and Lee voted first against the adoption of the favorable report. Then changed his vote to agree with the party vote. Lee claimed it may have a bearing on the presidential re sult in two years: "Because if a mis take is made it may change the ad ministraation of Idaho." He also said he would probably be for the bill but the action is précipitante. Bill Passes Senate. The final vote for recommendation of the passage of the bill was 32 to 9. Pettibone was the only democrat vot ing for the bill. For New Judicial Districts. A bill was introduced in the senate creating judicial district No. 11, with Clark, Jefferson and Bonneville coun ties in the district with one judge. Also district No. 12 with Gooding, Tv^iiTî'alls, Cassia, Minidoka and Lin coln counties composing the district. Cariboo County Bill Up. The house passed one bill today, the Cariboo county bill, which will be up for final passage Tuesday. Opposi tion to this is developing through the action of Pocatello man. PROTECT CHILDREN ON HILL) STREETS PITTSBURGH ADOPTS PLAN THAT MOSCOW MIGHT FOLLOW TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS PITTSBURGH.—A novel plan for protecting children who ride on pub lic thoroughfares in Pittsburgh has been devised by Mayor E. V. Babcock. Under direction of the city's chief ex ecutive, a survey of "hilly" streets in the city is being made, and as soon as a report is received from the sur veyors, the mayor intends to declare the designated streets closed to ve hicle traffic while the ground is cov ered with snow. In this, manner, the mayor hopes to eliminate danger to children, and at the same time, pro vide them with the popular winter pastime minus the hazard. Mayor Babcock has also turned his attention to providing summer pleas ures in Pittsburgh. He has called on social and welfare workers to cooper ate in the framing of the summer pro gram, which will include the removal of "keep-off-the-grass' signs in pub lic parks. The mayor says that the children and elders who visit the parks should be permitted' to tramp the grass down in their pursuit of happiness, and that they should be al lowed to "muss up the grounds" in general. M'ADOO URGES FIVE YEARS 4 • 4 ' 4 • 4 • 4 • 4 • 4 • 4 • 4 • 4 ■ 4 • 4 • 4 , 4 , 4 '+ 4 • Charges Against Moody. 4* 4 4* 4" 4 1 BOISE.—Investigation of For- 4 1 4* mer Adjutant General C. S. 4* 4* Moody, now a member .of the 4* 4* legislature, was asked by Cover- 4* 4« nor Davis this morning, of the 4^ 4* house. The governor claims 4* 4* there are irregularities in 4> 4* Moody's accounts and records. 4* 4> The message of Governor 4* 4* Davis read before the house and 4* 4 1 senate brought forth an immedi- 4 1 4- ate denial from Moody. 4* No facts were given by Gov- 4* 4* emor Davis in his message. 4* 4 1 Moody asks for an immediate 4> 4 1 investigation and says it is a 4* 4» scheme to discredit him. 4 + + 4 , 4' 4 MISS MABEL KBOH WINS SGHOLABSHIP WELL-KNOWN DAUGHTER OF PIONEER FAMILY IS WINNER IN CONTEST Miss Mabel Kroh has been awarded a scholarship in economics at Byrn Mawr college in Pennsylvania and left yesterday to take up the work. This scholarship was awarded in com petition with young women all over the United States, on the work cover ed In the university, original research work by the student and general rec ommendations of the ability and char acter of the student. The scholarship Includes about six months' study of Byrn Mawr and leads to social work among employees in mills and factories. Miss Kroh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J- Kroh, south of Moscow, Is well known in all Latah county, since she was a candidate for the office of county treasurer and has taught at Juliaetta and other places, and is a graduate of our high school and uni versity. Her friends are proud of her achievements, the university. Miss Helen Davidson, Another student of scholarship and entered the work at Bryn Mawr in October. Idaho may well feel a pride in our girls securing such honors in such a broad competition and the department of economics under the supervision of Prof. H. T. Lewis, deserved great cre dit for the excellent record. LAST INFLUENZA FLAG HAULED DOWN CITY OF MOSCOW NOW FREE FROM DISEASE BUT PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE BANNED The last two flags denoting influ enza quarantine of homes in oMscow were hauled down today. For the first time since early last October it is believed the town is free from the dread disease which has cost more than a score of lives here and more than six millions of lives in the world. But the ban has not been lifted. In fact the regulations are to be enforced more rigidly than ever for a time. Churches and theaters must observe the rule providing that every altern ate seat be vacant, and lodges and other organizations will not be per mitted to hold banquets. Dancing is positively forbidden either in public halls or private homes and any one going from Moscow to other points to attend dances or other public gath erings or entertainments will be quar antined in their homes as soon as the facts become known. Dr. Adair, city health officer, an nounces that there will be no "let up" in the regulations and that the rules will be rigidly enforced until all dan ger is past. He calls attention to the fact that the disease is very bad in other towns and some places have had a third recurrence of the disease which was worse than the first and second. Packers Deny Collusion. WASHINGTON.—Edward Morris, of Chicago, president of Morris & Company, packers, told the house in- terstate commerce committee today that the enactment of pending legisla- tion for government regulations of the meat packing industry would put the industry in the situation the rail- roads are now in. He said it would ultimately ruin the industry. He denied categorically the federal trade commission charges of collusion among the five big packing firms. - Objectors to Be Released. LEAVENWORTH.—The release of 113 conscientious objectors, who are honorably discharged from service by the war department orders, began at the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, today. Two refused to leave, saying it is against their re ligious scruples. SANTA BARBARA. Cal.—W. G. Mc Adoo, former director general of rail roads and former secretary of the treasury, made public today a tele gram in which he urged five year gov ernment control of the railroads as a necessity for the development of in land waterways and for the coordina tion of the railroads and waterways with the new American merchant ma rine. The telegram, addressed to Albert Krell, chairman of the Miami and Brie Improvement committee of the Cin cinnati Chamber of Commerce was sent in response to an invitation to attend an inland waterways meeting 1 today at Defiance, Ohio. The message said: "Regret it is impossible for me ta attend your inland waterways meet ing at Defiance, January 27. "It seems to me futile to expend great sums of money on the develop ment of our Inland waterways unless our government adopts an intelligent policy about railroad control. The fu ture of waterways development Is ab solutely dependent upon a government control which will enforce the opera tion of the waterways and the rail roads as a coordinated and articul ated system which will give the peo ple the benefits of an efficient com bination of water and rail facilities. This cannot be accomplished under the present railroad law which pro vides that the railroads cannot be controlled by the government for a longer period than 21 months after the return of peace. Within a 21 month period no substantial develop ment of existing waterways can be made, nor can their operation in so brief a period afford any adequate test of their values. "Upon the return of the railroads to private ownership, which must be made within the 21 months period, as the present law provides, the cut throat competition of the railroads under private control with partially developed waterways will effectively destroy water transportation as here tofore and the peoples investment in these facilities will continue to be of little if any value. "I have urged the congress tô ex tend the period of federal control of the railroads for five years because that will give us time to develop some of the most important existing water routes, coordinate them with the rail road and prove heir worth as a part of the great American transportation sytsem. "I also feel that the government should control the railroads and the inland waterways for a period of five years so that they may In turn be coordinated with our government merchant marine which has been built at a cost of more than two billion dol lars and which under existing law the government controls for a five-year period. "Unless we look at this great prob lem with vision and from the stand point solely of the American people instead of from the standpoint of the selfish interest of private railroad owners, private steamship owners, private shippers, private investors, or any other single class, we hall not measure up to our obligations to the American people, nor realize the great opportunities and destiny that lie ahead of us. "The confusion of counsel about the railroad problem, made daily more evident by the great variety of con flicting views and opinions now be ing presented at the hearing before the interstate commerce committee of the senate at Washington, makes it more and more clear that the course of wisdom, sagacity and prudence is to extend government control of the railroads for five years; that our in land waterways be developed to the largest possible extent during that period and that these inland water ways and rail facilities be coordinated with our great merchant marine in an endeavor to get for American bus iness enterprise a in the benefits of world commerce. "No part of our union is more vital ly concerned in this question than the great states of the Ohio and Miss issippi valleys as well as those bor dering on the lakes, the oceans and the gulf. Many of their leading ports will continue to be starved and their development arrested unless they are given a chance .under the impartial control by the government of rail and steamship facilities. "The powerful and sleepless forces of reaction are solidly arrayed against this plan. They will defeat it unless the American people are aroused to the situation, matter is vital, tion to you and your associates is that you press upon the attention of the congress the importance of the flve cntrol in order that the things accomplish may be The time is short. The My earnest sugges year you want to brought about." Great Strike Threatened. NEW YORK.—A nation-wide labor crisis involving industries engaged in the manufacture of silk and cotton goods and to some extent the woolen mills, is impending unless the employ ers in these trades concede the eight hour day by February 3, it was learn ed here today.