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The Daily Star-Mirror
The peace conference which is trying to arrange for permanent peace and
- the formation of a "league of nations" to enforce it, is in actual session in
Paris today and is meeting with many unlooked for obstacles. Among these
•re three secret treaties made between various countries during the early
stages of the war which will interfere greatly with the proposed plan unless
they can be annulled without causing friction. The discovery of these
treaties shows how Europe was entangled and how necessary it will be to
have a full and open meeting with all proceedings made public to prevent
a recurrence of these secret agreements.
President Wilson now expects to leave Paris between February 10 and 16
for the United States, but he fears he will have to go back to Paris again
before the peace conference ends.
The Czecho-Slovak troops are mobilizing and concentrating on the frontier
and have taken many towns and villages, thus adding one more miniature
war to the several now in progress in Europe.
A proposal for a peace conference between the various warring factions
in Russia has been made and there seems to be prospects that hostilities
will cease, at least while the conference is in session.
The'cable and telegraphic news received today follows:
Polish Question Considered This Morning.
PARIS.—The supreme council of the peace conference had before it this
morning the Polish question to consider the instructions to be given to the
allied mission to Poland. The program called for the appearance of Polish
•nd Czecho-Slovak representatives before the council.
Secret Treaties Come to Light.
In connection with territorial questions before it today the peace con
ference was confronted by three secret treaties, the first being between
Great Britain and France and Italy disposing of the Adriatic coast which
conflicts violently with the Jugo-Slav and Czecho-Slovak interests, says the
Paris edition of the London Daily Mail, today.
The second is between Great Britain and Japan, giving Japan the German
North Pacific Islands. The third is between Great Britain and King Hedjaz,
giving the latter Damascus.
Nationality for Finland.
PARIS.—The French government, according to Journal, proposed
to the other powers that Finland be recognized an independent national
Another Trip for President Wilson.
PARIS.—Much as President Wilson still hopes to avoid a second trip to
Europe, it begins to look like the trend of the peace conference affairs
will cause him to feel impelled to recross the Atlantic ocean early in the
spring. If the present plan should hold he will sail from Brest on the steamer
George Washington between February 10 and 15, directly to the United
States, probably south of the regular route.
Cé echo-Slovaks Are Mobilizing.
AMSTERDAM, Tuesday.—Czecho-Slovak forces are concentrating on the
frontier between Bohemia and Saxony and are reported to have occupied the
villages of Perembu, Gruenthal, Meuwelt, and Freistadt, according to a
Ziettau, Saxony, dispatch. Heavy fighting is progressing along the frontier.
Russian Factions Propose Peace Conference.
OMSK, Siberia, Saturday.—(By Associated Press.)—A proposal for a peace
conference for the discussion between the varipus Russian groups of peace
terms probably will be submitted by the Omsk government to representatives
of the various groups in Siberia for action. Meanwhile the government
officials insist that the military situation requires that a campaign against
the Bolsheviki be vigorously pushed.
Lansing Congratulates Paderewski.
WASHINGTON—A message sent by Secretary Lansing from Paris to
Ignace Paderewski congratulating him upon becoming premier of Poland
and saying that the United States would be glad to enter into relations with
the new Polish state as soon as possible, was made public today by the
state department.
Serious Trouble Reported at Marburg.
LAIBACH.—Marburg reports state that quite serious disturbances oc
curred there upon the arrival of the American ^Debarkation Committee."
Five persons are reported killed and 30 injured. General Majster,of the
Jugo-Slav army, is said to have restored order.
Irish Strike Situation is Bad,
BELFAST, Tuesday.—There are no signs of improvement in the strike
situation here. A procession of 20,000 strikers passed through the streets
this afternoon. The police trying to prevent the crowd from entering the
city hall grounds were swept aside.
city is again in darkness tonight. There are no street cars running.
Otherwise there was no disorder. The
A warning against relaxing our
patriotism after the war and assur
ance that the price "of farm products
will not be lowered for the next year
were the key notes of an address de
livered by President Lindley at the
student assembly this morning.
"The world is in a post war condi
tion," said President Lindley.
are tired of fighting and are apt to
turn too quickly toward personal
pleasure and to forget the great
things we have been fighting for.
"If the war has meant anything,
it has meant national unity, it has
meant fusing the individual with the
state. We dare not now turn toward
individual aggrandisment. We must
still face the big problems of Ameri
canization arid of social injustice."
President Lindley has recently re
turned from a convention of land
grant colleges held in Baltimore
where the larger problems of recon
struction were discussed by the heads
of all the big agricultural colleges of
the United. States.
How the university can help the
farmer, the S. A. T. C., the attitude
universities should take toward recon
struction problems were discussed in
detail by the members of the con
"A feeling of solidarity grew out of
the meeting," said President Lindley.
"By getting together and talking over
our common problems we were able to
formulate uniform plans of action
that will make our work more success
ful in the future.
President Lindley rode east on the
same train with William Jennings
Biryan. While in Washington he met
several Idaho alumni who are doing
government work there.
BOISE.—Investigation of 'the ac
counts in the office of former Adjut
ant General C. S. Moody will be be
gun immediately by a legislative com
mittee comprising three members of
the house and two of the senate. When
Governor Davis asked the legislature
to investigate the department it was
done through a communication read
to both house and senate Monday. In
his message the chief executive said
there were "certain irregularities" and
he recommended the investigation.
Instantly jumping to his feet at the
end of the reading of the communca
tion, Representative Moody offered
the following resolution: ,"I move
that a committee of three members of
the house, one of whom shall be a
democrat, be appointed to inspect the
books of the adjutant general's de
partment; that this committee shall
have power to call witnesses and per
form all other acts necessary to ob
tain a complete history of the financial
transactions of the department.
On a motion to table the Moody mo
tion, the house voted favorably, plac
ing the investigation at least tempor
arily in the hands of the state affairs
committee. The former adjutant gen
eral. now a member of the legislature
said : "I don't owe the state of Idaho
a single red cent. I will stand behind
my work until the sun grows cold. I
have not gained anything since being
adjutant general but a hundred dollar
Liberty bond and have not got enough
money to leave the city of Boise."
Ex-Governor McConnell Returns.
U. S. Immigrant Inspector W. J.
McConnell returned last evening aft
er completing an Inspection of Mex
ican labor conditions in southern Ida
BOISE.—Providing for an election
at the time of the general election in
November, 1920, another county di
vision bill made its appearances in
the lower house yesterday when Rep
resentatives Neilson and Stanger of
Bonneville county asked for the addi
tion of four townships in the Gray's
Lake country to Bonneville county.
The townships now are part of Bing
ham county. They are situated In
what is known as Long Valley and
it is necessary to cross a mountain
range for the residents to get to their
county seat at Blackfoot, say the in
troducers of the Will.
Two Other measures made their
appearance in the house. They pro
vide for physical examinations for
school children and for signs at rail
road crossings. The house passed
one bill, increasing the salary of the
clerk of the supreme court. In the
senate an emergency measure to pro
vide for the issuance of municipal
coupon bonds to construct and en
large electric plants was introduced
by Senator Yeaman. This bill was a
curative act to cover a local condi
tion at Idaho Falls.
BOISE.—Following a report from
the state affairs committee with the
recommendation that it be indefinite
ly postponed, the house of représenta
tives yesterday killed the "League of
Nations" resolution by C. R. Peck
ham non-partizan representative from
Canyon county. The resolution was
the first measure introduced into the
house at thé present session.
Its purpose~was Tto put the legisla
ture on record as favoring a league
of nations.
An explanation of the assassination
of the resolution in face of the adop
tion by the peace delegation in Paris
of the idea, can be found in the fact
that it was introduced by a member
of the nonpartizan league delegation
and met the same fate that the same
kind of a resolution did in the upper
house, similarly introduced.
Looks For Bright Future.
WASHINGTON.—Louis F. Pose, as
sistant secretary of labor, today pre
dicted a period of unequaled prosper
ity to follow the readjustment period,
when appearing before the senate edu
cation and labor committee which is
hearing the Kenyon bill appropriating
$100,900,000 for the prosecution of
public work to meet the unemploy
ment situation.
Ü. S. Court Cannot Act.
States district court lacks jurisdic
tion to grant an injunction against
the collection of the new long dis
tance telephone rates ordered into ef
fect by Postmaster General Burleson,
Judge U. B. Anderson decided here
today. The temporary restraining or
der against the rate In Indiana was
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BOISE.—Senator Porter's bill ex
empting school teachers and office
employes from the compensation act
precipitated a big debate in the sen
ate this morning. The upper body
seems to be divided.
would take
of the exempted list. The farmers
fought to keep in which the stockmen
in' the senate favored adding their
industry for exemption. Orme, of Fre
mont, started the debate when he of
i fered the latter amendment.
Business men and lawyers in the
I senate spoke in favor of making agri
cultural pursuits under the law, Pet
tibone warned that the farmers would
| kill the bill in its entirity.
j The senate passed the resolution
of the house for money for expense
of investigations of departments of
1 former administrations. The senate
| also passed the Seever bill allowing
cities to bond for 10 per cent for ma
nl 9ÎP a ^ improvements,
I The committee of the whole recom
mended for passage the bill exclud
' n F agricultural land in cities from
municipal limits. Nash, of Franklin,
a * one measure,
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Greenwood providing for the
'initiative on constitutional amend
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titioned the house to kill the gov
ernor's bill because of the state con
stabulary feature.
ments by ordering it not printed.
The state federation of labor pe
The Idaho Garage, on Second street
has a novel attraction in the form of
an Oldsmobile 21 years old that is
still running and capable of several
years of work yet. The car which is
attracting much attention, took part
in the big automobile parade at the
automobile show r in Spokane recently
and has been brought to Moscow to
show people here what advances have
been made in automobile building
since it was first put on the market.
The car has solid rubber band tires
around the rims which are extra
heavy. It has but one cylinder and
has a bed like a buggy. It is steered
by a guide rod instead of a revolving,
steering gear such as is now in use
on all cars. The machine shows the
kind of stuff the Oldsmobile is made
of and how long even machines of that
primitive type are capable of being
used. Mr. Frost, proprietor of the
garage, takes pleasure in explaining
the primitive machine to visitors and
showing the great Improvements that
have been made in this make of cars.
He compares it with the six and eight
cylinder Oldsmoblles in his parage
and the comparison is interesting.
Mrs. J. E. Clayton and daughter,
Mary, left yesterday for Portland,
where they will visit a few days and
then go to Salem, Oregon. Mr. Clay
ton, the genial salesman in David's
grocery department, will be following
soon as they expect to make their
home on the coast. Moscow indeed
regrets their departure.
Senator E. W. Porter of Latah
county, has introduced a bill to
amend certain sections of the laws
governing school teachers, and pro
viding that teachers must attend the
institutions to be held annually in
each county, and that they be paid $4
per day and mileage for attending the
institute. The bill introduced by Sen
ator Porter follows:
Section 1. That Section 177 of
Chapter 38 of the Compiled Laws of
Idaho be and the same is hereby
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 177. The county superintend
ent of each county in the State of Ida
ho must hold annually a teachers' in
stitute at such time as he des
ignate between the 15th day of June
and the 1st day of September. Such
institute shall not continue for more
than 12 days. He must give at least
ten days' notice of the time and place
of holding such institute by. publica
tion in some newspaper published in
the county, and by written notice to
each qualified teacher in the county;
Provided: That two or more counties
may unite in holding a joint institute
under the joint supervision of the
county superintendents of such coun
Sec. 2. That Section 178 of Chapter
38 of the Compiled Laws of Idaho be
and the same is hereby amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 178. It is the duty of all teach
ers engaged in the county holding a
teachers' institute or in counties hold
ing a joint institute ... to attend
such institute during the entire ses
sion thereof, and participate in the
exercises thereof, . . . Provided;
That any teacher shall be excused
from attendance at any county or
joint county institute if such teacher
attends for the full term during the
year any summer normal school which
may be held in the state of Idaho;
and Provided further: That any coun
ty superintendent may excuse any
teacher from attendance at such in
stitute if such teacher shall, during
the year, attend any other teachers'
institute for a period of five days or
more or if such teacher has, during
such year, atttended any recognized
summer normal or university school,
and any teacher may be excused from
such attendance on account of sick
ness, absence from the state or other
unavoidable circumstance.
Sec. 3. That Sectioon 179 of Chap
ter 38 of the Compiled Laws of Ida
ho be and the same is hereby amend
ed read follows:
Sec. 179. Any teacher who shall at
tend any annual county or joint in
stitute, shall be paid his actual rail
road fare in going to and from such
institute and the sum of $4.00 per day
for each full day's attendance at such
institute. It shall be the duty of each
county superintendent to keep an ac
curate record of the attendance at
any such institute of teachers from
the county in which such superintend
ent holds office, and to take vouchers
for railroad fares paid out by the
teachers from such county within the
meaning of this act, and such super
intendent shall make a full and de
tailed report to the county commis
sioners showing the amounts due each
teacher for attendance at the insti
tute and for railroad fare, and it shall
be the duty of the board of county
commissioners at the January session
following any institute to allow the
per diem and railroad fare of each
teacher from the county attending
any such institute and such moneys
shall be paid out of the general school
fund of the county; Provided;
teacher attending such institute
who has not taught, at least three
months of school in such county fol
lowing the institute and prior to the
succeeding January session of the
county commissioners shall not re
ceive any compensation or expense
for such attendance, and Provided
further: That any teacher attending
such institute who shall Teach a term
of school of at least three months fol
lowing such institute in some county
the state of Idaho, other than in
the county which he is credited as
having attended such institute, shall
be paid the per diem and railroad fare
by the county in which such school
is taught and a certificate of attend
ance at an institute by the proper
county school superintendent shall be
sufficient warrant to the county com
missioners of such county to order
such per diem and railroad fare paid
out of the general school fund of the
county in which such teacher has
taught school.
J. S. Williams Reappointed.
Williams of Virginia, was nominated
today by President Wilson for an
other term as comptroller of the cur
The bill which was favorably re
ported by the committee in congress
yesterday to prohibit all immigration
to the United States for a period of
four years after peace is declared, la
aimed to protect the American laborer
against an influx of pauper laborers
from Europe. A dispatch from Wash
ington says:
Labor Here Wants Plan,
Prohibition of immigration during
the peace reconstruction period has
been strongly urged by representa
tives of organized labor and others
at hearings before the committee.
The bill would permit an alien res
ident to bring his wife and children
(except boys over 18 years old) Into
the United States; orphan nephews
under 18 and nieces of any age also
may be brought in to the country.
Tourists would not be barred from
entry for temporary stay.
The decision on the four-year-pe
riod was made on the question wheth
er the committee should adopt that
provision or one providing for only
two years' prohibition.
Europe Balks.
PARIS.—The European workers be
lieve that labor has the right to
and come freely wherever employment
is to be found regardless of frontiers,
declared George Nicoll Barnes, labor
representative on the British peace
delegation, in discussing the proposal
to prohibit immigration into the Uni
ted States. European labor, he said,
was strongly opposed to such a law.
The European labor market, Mr.
Barnes pointed out, was full, while,
the field for the United States hardly
had been scratched over. Mr. Barnes
said he thought a provision should
be made, however, for employment
of emigrants before they embark for
a foreign land .
Mr. Barnes was in conference today
with delegates of British trades un
ions, according to the draft of a
measure for proposed international
labor bureau which when completed
will be submitted to the representa
tives of British employers. After this
has been done the measure will be
taken before the peace conference.
Other drafts, it is expected, will be
submitted by other nations. All are
to be consolidated into a final pro
ject for submission to the conference.
The labor situation in Europe is
already causing much alarm. Strikes
in the British Empire have tied up
several industries and thrown vast
numbers out of employment. Just as
millions of men are being discharged
from the army and are seeking em
ployment those who have been getting
better wages than ever before, are
striking for higher wages or shorter
hours and it is estimated that more
than 200,00 in Great Britain are idle
today. The following cablegram tells
of conditions there;
LONDON.—It is estimated that near
ly 200,000 men and women are idle
in the united kingdom and Ireland
because of strikes in various trades,
creating one of the most serious situ
ations industrially that the country
has had to face in many years. Half
of the strikers are in Belfast, where
the strike movement is spreading.
The city of Belfast by night virtu
ally is in total darkness, the hos
pitals being the only place where
lights can be shown without danger
of attack by strikers. Everywhere
else the display of a light has caused
either the stoning or the storming of
the premises. In cases where such
drastic action was not taken the peo
ple were forced by threats to screen
their lights. Even in the private
houses It is not considered safe to
than one candle, and the
use more
supply of candles is rapidly dimin
Fortunately, last night was snow
and wet by turns, otherwise it is con
sidered there might have been more
trouble. This morning men in vari
ous of the smaller industrial plants
who had remained at work came out
for safety's sake, the picketing hav
ing become more extensive. One of
the morning newspapers was forced
to suspend publication,
yard workers are opposed to the
strike and are endeavoring to ar
range a meeting for Wednesday.
There is no change in the situation
the Clyde, where 20,000 shipyard
workers are out, nor in London,
where 15,000 ship repairers have
struck and have refused an offer to
refer the question of wages to a coat
To these must be added 24,000 Fife
shire miners, 6000 South Wales mi
ners, 5000 Edinburgh . „shipwrights,
4000 Manchester dockers, 4000 South
Wales shipyard men and a number of
Glasgow municipal workers.
Except îft^London, where the ques
tion at stake is one of wages, all
these strikes are due to a demand for
shorter hours with the same priv
ileges and wages as prevailed when
longer hours were worked.
The ship
Grave Diggers Strike.
LONDON.—There are 100,000 people
involved in the strike at Belfast and 26
trades ate affected, writes the Belfast
correspondent of the Mail, adding;
"Belfast is like a dead city.
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