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MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1919 AMERICAINS AND BRITISH HOLD BOLSHEVIKI TOLUME VIII NUMBER 103 The Bolsheviki continue to attack the British and American forces in Siberia, but the allied troops are holding their lines today. The Bolsheviki have burned the town of Shenkursk, taken from the American and Russian forces yesterday and the inhabitants are being massacred, appears to be growing critical, for the Bolsheviki greatly outnumber the allied forces. The Spartacan forces in Germany, which were thought to be subdued, have arisen at Wilhelmshaven and overthrown the government and are putting up a hard fight for control of that province. Lenine, Bolsheviki premier, from his hiding place in Yamburg, has issued an order for the murder of all of the burgeoise and the recapture of the town of Narva, in Esthonia, within one week. The Germans are sending troops against the Poles and a real war seems about to be staged between the Germans and Polanders. Germany is to lose every one of her colonies. This has been definitely settled by the peace conference. Not a nation on the allied side is willing to give back her colonies to Germany, fearing they might be used for sub marine bases. The conference has begun discussing the division of German colonies among the allied nations. President Wilson has submitted a plan for the internationalization of German colonies and this plan was discussed today. The cable and telegraphic dispatches received today follow: The situation Bolsheviki Fail to Dislodge Americans. ARCHANGEL, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)-—-Bolsheviki forces failed in their attempt last midnight, to drive the American and British forces from positions at Tuglas, on the Dvina river, southeast of Archangel. Ear lier the enemy bombarded the position with artillery. According to refugees, the Bolsheviki have burned Shenkursk and mas sacred many of the inhabitants. The Bolsheviki are shelling Tarveso, 40 miles east of Shenkursk, today, apparently preparatory to another infantry attack in this region. Lenine Orders More Massacres. STOCKHOLM.—Premier Lenine, according to a report from Reval, has ordered Bolsheviki troops to retake the town of Narva from the Esthonians within one week and to sack the town and kill all Burgeoise. Lenine is reported as staying at Yamburg, east of Narva. Germans Send Troops Against Poles. PARIS.—Two full corps of German troops have been assembled by the general staff to oppose the Poles Eight troop trains are passing through Frankfort-on-the-Oder, daily, according to Zurich dispatches to the Journal from Baden. Spartacans Overthrown Government. COPENHAGEN.—Spartacan forces have overturned the government in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. They have occupied the banks and public build ings and ordered the court martial of their opponents. Railway traffic to and from Wilhelmshaven has been stopped. Germans Repulse Bolsheviki. BERLIN, Monday.—Forces marching on Libau, on the Baltic coast in Courtand have been halted by the German volunteer forces which, though greatly outnumbered, forced the soviet army back across the Windau river, says a dispatch to the Zeitung am Mittag. Turkish Cabinet Resigns to Save Loot. SALONIKI, Monday.—According to a semi-official statement issued here today, the Turkish cabinet, headed by Tewfik Pasha, has resigned as a result of the allied demands that Turkey restore all property carried away during the war from occupied territories and cease drastic measures against the Greeks and Armenians. Will Divide Germany's Colonies Among Allies. PARIS.—When the supreme council of the peace conference assembled today there were present, in addition to the full membership of the body, Premier Hughes, of Australia, and one of the Chinese representatives and several technical advisers on colonial matters. Attention for the moment was centered chiefly on the plan presented by President Wilson for the internationalization of German colonial possessions. This virtually monopolized the attention of the council which summonded representatives from New Zealand, Australia and China into the hearings. Australia claims German New Guinea; New Zealand claims Samoa; and Japan desires the Marshal and Caroline Islands. Pershing to Rush American Troops Home. PARIS.—General Pershing rpports that by April he will be dispatching American troops homeward at the rate of 300,000 monthly. It appears to be considered that no matter how rapidly Pershings's forces may be de mobilized they will not add to the difficulties of unemployment. $100,000,000 Food Relief Bill Passed. WASHINGTON.—Final legislative action was taken today by congress on the administration bill appropriating $100,000,000 requested by President Wilson for European famine relief. The conferees report was adopted by both the house and the senate without debate. The measure now goes to President Wilson for his approval. MEN 01 WAGES IS II VEXING ONE HIGH WAGES ADDS TO COST OF LIVING—BOTH EXPECTED TO TAKE A TUMBLE The immediate problem before the United States is whether private in dustry can keep up the high wages paid during the war. Manufacturers have raised the question whether this country will be able to maintain its share of world trade on an eight-hour work day basis and at the present abnormally high scale of wages. President Gompers struck back at . "all the Bourbons in the United States" who try to rob labor of the advantages it has ganied during the war. But the New York Sun points out 'that a three-dollar-a-day wage that will support a man and his family in comfort is better than the ten-dollar a-day wage that leaves him without a job. The American people believe in high wages and a high standard of living. But it seems that very high wages, prevailing, under stress of war, can not be duplicated in private industry in peace times. The advance in wages has been pre dicted on high cost of living, and that high er wages have resulted in higher livipg costs. Take, for example, coal and milk. Coal wages to meet higher living costs, d this was reflected in a higher price for coal. Milk is bringing a record price. In explaining the latest advance of a cent per quart, Mr. Hoover, the food administrator, said: "The labor operators advanced miners' an adjustment, board raised wages of employes of distributors one cent a quart. Some one has to pay and it is always the poor consumer." Milk went up because wages went Up. This is typical of the whole in dustrial situation. Already the price of commodities have dropped sharply since the armis tice.—The Manufacturer. fa AMERICAN SAILORS NEEDED TO MAN GERMAN SHIPS PARIS.—American naval author ities here are doing everything possi ble to avoid adding to the number of unemployed in the United States by retaining in the service every able bodied sailor who can be induced to remain. Instructions have been given to discharge no man who does not desire to leave and who has no present prospect of employment. Apprehension is expressed in naval circles that there will be a real short age of sailors for the navy on this side of the Atlantic, owing to the ex pectation that a large number will be required to man the German mer chant ships which the United States is to take over under the terms of the armistice. given for the sudden change in orders to a number of men who were about to start for the United States, but are being held in French ports. This is the explanation +++++♦+♦+++++♦♦♦+ Will Restrict Immigration. * + * * ♦ WASHINGTON.— Legislation * + prohibiting general immigration + ♦ for four years following the sign- + ♦ ing of the peace treaty was ap- ♦ + proved tentatively today by the + + house immigration committee. •§• + It is understood the committee ♦ ♦ was divided seven to two for the ♦ ♦ legislation, with six members ab- ♦ ♦ sent. ♦ +++++++++++++++++ BREAKS INTO JAIL AND STEALS WITNESS LIQUOR RIGBY, Idaho.—Prohibition history recites numerous instances of men getting into jail for possessing liquor contrary to the law, but a reversal was recorded here recently when some person or persons broke into the county jail and stole 30 cases of liquor. The beverage had been seized at different times and was stored in the jail awaiting court orders to destroy it. The thief, or thieves, stole all that was in the jail. The sheriff recovered the loot, however, tracing part of it to Rexburg and the remainder to Plano. CHARGE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE BAD WAR DEPARTMENT TO INVESTI GATE SERIOUS CHARGES MADE BY PARIS PAPERS PARIS.—Thirty-four murders, 220 day and night assaults and nearly 500 serious fights due to American sol diers, occurred in the department of the Seine during the month of De cember, says the Matin today.- The re inforcement of the police conting ent had been demanded by Brig. Gen. Wm. W. Harts, the newspaper asserts and with the new organization ef fected police operations have been carried out on a wholesale scale, es pecially in the Menmarte section, re sulting in the arrest of many Ameri can deserters. Another of the Paris newspapers, the Intransigeant, welcomes the rein forcement of the American police ser vice in these days, when, it says, at tacked by armed men were becoming over-common and jewelry stores were being robbed in full daylight. "For it must be said," says the In transigeant, "and our friends of the United States deplore the fact like ourselves, that the audacity of some of their 'bad lots' has grown marvel ously since the armistice." Incredible, Washington Says. WASHINGTON.—Official tion will be sought by the war depart ment concerning reports in Paris newspapers that American soldiers have been involved in a crime wave. Secretary Baker said yesterday that the situation pictured in the papers "seemed incredible" and that official reports from France made no mention of the matter. It was said at the war department that disturbances of a minor charac ter were to be expected where many men, freed for the moment from close military restraint were involved, but the figures given by the French pa pers indicated a most serious situa tion. Mrs. Anna Weber of Nespelem, Wash., was in Moscow and Deary the past week, called by the death of her son, George Weber, aged 18 years, George was in Moscow visiting informa f. GEORGE WEBER DIED AT DEARY THIS WEEK when he was called to join the state militia at Wenatchee, Wash., which he had joined some time ago while j working at Wenatchee. He was not: feeling well when he left Moscow and when stopping overnight in Spokane at a lodging house, his illness develop ed into influenza. He was taken to the Sacred Heart hospital, where pneumonia followed and hq died Jan. 17th. He was buried at Deary, where he had lived a number of years. . His mother, Mrs. Anna Weber went to her home today at Nespelem, Wash, His uncle, Mason McCoy of Deary, is still visiting in Moscow. Death at County Farm. Died at the county home, January | 21, Wm. Harry Wilson, of cerebral softening. Mr. Wilson had entered the home last February from Pot latch and had been bedfast two months. He was 47 years of age. He leaves two small children at Potlatch. He and his wife were divorced after he entered the home. The funeral occured Wednesday, in terment being made in the Moscow cemetery. 10 How Have the Mighty Fallen L —J u N \ 1/ 9 Vf\ V m. m h W'l m I : i I V. ; ■ •> m u I mu K I Ü ê m CALLED BY DEATH LONG PERIOD OF SUFFERING ENDED BY DEATH AT FAMILY HOME INfMOSCOW . The many friends of Jesse W. Ran dall will be grieved to learn of his death last evening at 7 o'clock at his home on East B street. Mr. Randall had .been ill many years of rheumatism, being confined to his bed the last five years. He and his wife came to thi$ country in 1879 and settled in the ; section known as Little Potlatch, southeast of Moscow, where they took up a homestead and lived for many years, and still have large land acreage. They moved to Moscow about 17 years ago when Mr. Randall was no longer able to farm. He leaves besides his wife, four children, Ernest, wpo for a number of years was in the (auditor's office at the court house farm; John, who id is now on the Ves on the farm; Mrs. H. Whaley ofiTacoma and Mrs. Wendel Pochel of Moscow. Mr. Randall was 68 years of age at the time of his d^ath. The funeral willîtake place tomor row at Grice's pajlors at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. Quincy Biggs of the Christian church will condurc the services. MAY INVESTIGATE OTHER DEPARTMENTS LEGISLATURE PLANS TO INVESTI GATE GOVERNOR ALEXANDER'S ADMINISTRATION for the Investigation of other depart ments of the last administration, if this is wanted. The state affairs com mittee is investigating former Ad jutant General Moody. The house this morning provided expense money for traveling clerks and summoning of witnesses. Young, republican, of Ada county, asked the house to summon Moody and Alexander to make explan ations. The house passed resolutions by the senate for |hree members of the house and two of the senate, to investigate. The house members are 'Givens and Featherstone, republicans, and Hoff, democrat. Witty and Nel son are the senate members. The Neilson measure, making it a misdemeanor to draw checks on in sufficient funds; and the bill abolish ing capital, punishment in Idaho, were killed in the committee this morning. Caribou County Created. The bill creating Caribou county passed the house this morning, 48 to 15. The vote followed some sharp de bate. The effort of Senator Lee of Bing ham ocunty, to have the governor's consolidation bill reconsidered, failed by _?; vot ^ of , ^ _ .. , r° tai T club of Bo se asked the legislature to memorialize congress t° n ° al l the Panama canal Roosevelt It seems certain this afternoon that Former Governor Moses Alevander „ will be called before the committee in vestigatlng the charges against for m ® r Adjutant General Moody, Yeaman, head of the state affairs committee of the senate, said in an swer to the suggestion of Senator Thrailkill of Ada, that Governor Alex ander will be called if his testimony is needed. The state affaris committee refused to recommend the request of Pettibone that the auditor make a statement to members of the senate on the liabil ities and assets of the state for the last four years. No important bills were up in the senate today. 100,000 STRIKE IN BELFAST TIE UP WORK LONDON.—There are 100,000 peo ple involved in the Belfast strike. Twenty-six trades are affected, writes the Mall's Belfast correspondent, who says the electric and gas plant work ers joiaed the shipyard workers in demanding a 40-hour week. KEPT WEDDING SEI HET FOR NEARLY A MONTH It was just learned today that Dr. J. J. Herrington and Mrs. Luella Mc- Kee were quietly married in Moscow on January 1, at the Baptist parson- age by the Rev. Dean Hamilton, pas- tor of that church. Both parties are well known in Moscow. They kept their secret well and it was only learned today that the wedding had occurred nearly a month ago. Herrington came here but recently but he seems to be ''making himself at home." The happy couple will make their home in Moscow, where both have many friends. -ms- Dr. TWO NEW GASES OF HEALTH OFFICER REPORTS TWO MILD CASES DEVELOPED IN TOWN YESTERDAY We boasted too soon of Moscow be ing free from influenza, for two new cases developed yesterday and were reported to Dr. Adair, city health of ficer this morning. One case is at 210 S. Asbury street and .the other is at 518 E. Seventh street. Both are very mild and are causing no un easiness. Dr. Adair says that these cases re sulted from exposure of the patients to persons who had come from out side points, bringing the disease with them and that the gravest danger of a renewal of the epidemic here is from it being brought here from other points. Moscow is (or was) free from the disease, but it is bad in other places, Colfax, Lewiston, Pullman and other nearby towns have the di sease in bad form while reports from Boise are that conditoins there are very bad. Dr. Adair says that a man who recently returned from Boise says that there were 21 bodies in one undertaking parlor there, awaiting burial and that there were 480 cases in Boise . Dr. Adair said: "The situation over the United States as per public health service re port, published weekly, Vol 34, Jan. 11th shows an increase in the follow ing states: Oregon for Portland, 993 cases, 44 deaths; California, 6,500 total to date, 240,800; Alabama, 1212; Connecticut, 1,619; Illinois, 3,004; Iowa, 1,653; Kansas, 4,139; Louisiana, 3,490; Massachusetts, 14,793; Mich igan, 7,431; New Jersey 3,605; Ver mont, 1,245 partial; Virginia, 914 for Bedford county. The following states also report an increase but no figures given: Minnesota, Arkansas, Indiana, New York, N. Carolina and Ohio. Surgeon General Blue testified to the fact that influenza is infectious at the very earliest stage of the attack, and further states "that it would seem to be wise to give renewed emphasis to the importance of going to bed at the slightest indication of illness." H BELIEF QUOTH BOI BHISED COMMITTEE FINDS IT NECES SARY TO CONTINUE THE WORK TO RAISE FUNDS SPOKANE, WASH.—The Inter moüntain branch of the American East, 546 Peyton building, Spokane, Wash., finds it necessary to continue the campaign in the interest of the $30,000,000 fund for Armenians, Syri ans and Persians and with that In view is sending word to the county chairmen to speed up work this week. C. C. McEachran, chairman for eastern Washington and northern Idaho, said: "We are in need of con siderable money to make our quota from the entire district although part of the counties have made up their quotas. We have more than $60,000 reported of the $108,220 needed. "This work of relief is vital. Ger many cannot be absolved from the responsibility for massacres and de portations from which these people have suffered. It was a part of her plan for world dominion by force and it is up to us to keep alive the rem nant who have survived, by helping to rehabilitate their desolated coun try." The New York headquarters has issued the following statement from former President William Howard Taft: money, whatever is given, will be properly administered for a people that need it sorely.'' You can be sure that the A petition was also filed for letters of administration to appoint Mrs. Francisa Ebel as administratrix in the etate of her son, George R. Ebel, who recently died of influenza at Geneve. This estate consists of real and sonal property. NEWS OF PROBATE AND DISTRICT COURTS A case^qd yesterday in the district court was'tiiat of L. D. Arnold against I. B. Ricketts for the collection of a promissory note of $500. In the probate court a petition of letters of administration in the estate of Chas. Ebel, consisting of personal property, was filed by the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Francisa Ebel, ask ing that she be appointed administrat rix. MEN WHO SERVED EVERY FAMILY SHOULD HAND IN RECORD OF ITS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS That the plan to compile a history of the young men of Idaho who par ticipated in the great war was a most popular movement, has been amply demonstrated by the eagerness with, which families all over the state of Idaho have hastened to fill out the cards asking for appropriate and nec essary information about their repre sentatives in army and navy. Some weeks ago, Mrs. J. G. Gibson, chairman of this important committee for Latah county, distributed among her precinct captains a slip of paper bearing some thirty or more queries relative to the appearance, age, edu cation, previous occupation, and war service of the men who had either vol unteered or who had been drafted. Mrs. Gibson reports that the precinct chairmen over the county have done very well and are pursuing the work. Some have sent in for additional slips, with which Mrs. Gibson is well sup plied. In Moscow Mrs. Gibson has five assistants who are looking after dif ferent sections of the town. If any one in this city who has a member of his family in the service, has not yet received the little slip of queries upon the answers to which will be based the war history of Idaho sol diers and sailors, he is asked to notify Mrs. Gibson. She will see that every family is properly supplied with the blanks and will arrange for receiving them later. "Some of the other counties in the state," said Mrs. "have more prompt and more energetic than Latah county, but I do not feel that we have any cause for discouragement in the prosecution of the work. Now that many of the boys are coming home, it will be all the easier to get the information from them. "Attention should be called to the fact that an error was made on the slips that are handed out. The third question should ask for the place of birth instead of the country of birth. The state chairman, Mrs. Ridenbaugh, notified us some weeks ago to have this mistake rectified. "A good deal of doubt seemed to exist as to just what was meant by limited service, and some other terms. "Limited service means physically unfit to fight though able to have been assigned to some specific duty. "Unit of service means the regi ment, battalion, or company. "Selected service means those in the draft. "The state chairman is very anxious to secure the names of those who were sent to West Point from Idaho the past and who served in the war; of those who enlisted before we were in the war from anywhere in the United States or Canada if they were Idaho citizens; of those who were in the Second Idaho; of those who enlisted in other states, if Idaho was their home, no matter if other states claim them, Idaho wants their history; of the S. A. T. C.'s whe went our universities when the govern ment called them, if their home was Idaho. 0 "I am exceedingly anxious that Latah county should not miss from its record a single one of the names of the noble young men who served their country in any capacity during the great war. I hope every one who reads this article will try to recall the name of some young men who went into service from this county, no matter where he lived at the time, and that there will be an immediate ef fort to see that his record is included with those of the boys of whom we are all so proud. "It will be a wonderful privilege in the years to come to sit down with the war history of Idaho in our hands and scan the pages for the names and achievements of the very pick of Idaho's manhood." Ra SECRETARY LANE IS CONFIDENT OF FUTURE Says the committee on statistics and standards of the Chamber of Com merce of the United States; "There are all sorts of forecasts as to the na ture and volume of business during the next six months. They vary from a dull winter and a good spring and summer to no business at all until a good harvest matures, or to only a fair business until the reconstruction process is completed. But this seems to be the most popular prophecy, namely, a period of intermediate length working itself out by common sense and forethought to a far better era and greater prosperity than ever has been our portion in the past." Says Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior: "The economic and industrial outlook of the United States seems to me to be bright. I can give no reason for this other than a most superficial one. Europe has been pretty well smashed up. Restoration its job. America has the raw ma terials. This should make things live ly at mines and mills. Moreover my recollection of history is that a vic torious nation always has a period of good times after war; England in Elizabeth's time and after Napoleon; per-(Germany after the war of 1870 are in stances."