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The Daily Star-Mirror
President Wilson won another victory today when his plan for control
of the league of nations was accepted by England and France. It has
been proposed that President Wilson be made president of the league of
nations which is to be formed which will practically mean that he is to
become president of the world, for the greatest nations of the world will
be in the league of nations..
Germany is preparing to deal drastically with the strikers of that country
and has already put down the Spartacan rebellion at Wilhelmshaven. Now
an edict is to be made that all must work and providing severe punishment
for strikers. Germany seems about to establish a truly stable government
and to preserve order and reestablish industry.
Our government is preparing to stop work in all shipyards where strikes
are called and permit the strikers to go without employment, while every
effort will be made to find work for the returned soldiers.
England and Ireland are in bad condition as a result of the strikes there,
where all industries have been tied up in the Clyde shipyards and in Belfast,
where the strikers appear to be in complete control.
Admiral Mayo urges immediate naval expansion in order that the United
States may do its part in policing the world when the league of nations is
The cable and telegraphic dispatches received today follow:
Wilson's Plan Tentatively Accepted.
PARIS.—Both the British and French governments have accepted in
principle President Wilson's plan concerning mandatories from the league
of nations for the administration of captured territory, it is stated by
Captain Andre Tardeau, of the French peace conference delegation today.
The acceptance, however, is subject to learning under what conditions the
plan can be executed.
The peace conference has settled one important point regarding indem
nities, the Paris correspondent of the London Evening Standard says he
has good reasons for reporting. He declared the conference had eliminated
its intention of demanding of Germany and associates that they pay the
Allies' cost of the war or impose heavy indemnities upon the defeated

Germans Defeat Spartacans Again.
AMSTERDAM.—The Spartacan uprising at Wilhelmshaven has been sup
pressed according to Berlin advices to the Hamburg Nachrichten.
Germany to Stop Strikes.
LONDON.—The German government contemplates strong measures to
combat the growing strike wave there and will soon advance a bill com
pelling men to work and severely punishing strikers, according to a Copen
hagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company.
Strike in England and Ireland Growing.
LONDON.—The situation both on the Clyde and in Belfast, where strikes
progressing with widespread paralysis of industry is more serious
today. In Belfast factories generating their own electric current were
forced to close.
Strikers in United States to Be One of Work.
WASHINGTON.—It will be the policy of the government in shipyard
strikes to "let the job stand," Charles Fiez, director general of the emer
gency fleet corporation said today. He referred particularly to Seattle,
where he said men had been out a week and San Francisco, where he said
it is reported that workers in two trades intended to strike shortly and
tie up all work in that district.
Say Seattle Vote Was Not Honest.
SEATTLE.—United States Immigration Commissioner Henry M. White,
acting as federal mediator in the Seattle shipyard strike, declared today
he does not believe an honest expression had been obtained from the work
ers themselves on shipyard strike or that an honest vote is being taken
the general strike question.
Mayo Wants Bigger Navy.
WASHINGTON.—Urging immediate naval expansion today before the
house naval committee Admiral Mayo, commander of the Atlantic fleet,
The league of nations is rapidly getting down to a sewing circle
Now is the
with no means of enforcement, no international police force,
time to go the limit in expanding our navy."
enhusiasm and appreciation every
where evident could not have been
The recital at the university last
evening drew a large crowd, that is,
the auditorium was fillwd as far as
possible with the restricted seating
arrangement required by the quaran
Mr. Bangs, voice teacher at the
university, said :
"Moscow secured a treat last night
In the singing of Henri Scott. - After
the long musical dry spell, his songs
and resonant bass voice were refresh
ing. It is to be regretted that more
could not have heard him. Moscow
and will have more things of this
sort in the future,
made by a university committee for
other recitals to appear here this
in last night's recital, that Mr. Scot
with his fine voice and great art,
thought it necessary to mix a few
popular songs in his program. Surely
the best is none too good for universi
ty circles and last night's apprecia
tion of the better things is ample jus
tification for the omission of the pop
ular song."
Miss Wakeman, teacher of piano at
the university, said of the recital;
"Mr. Scott was in excellent voice. His
English songs were especially pleas
ing, although his program, as a whole
was not as .interesting as many he
has offered before in the northwest.
He won praise for his effective de
livery of Handel's "Where Ere You
Miss Kendrick, teacher of music in
the Moscow schools: "Mr. Scott's vis
it to Moscow was an interesting mus
ical event and a rare treat. 'His se
lections covered a wide range and
displayed a voice of versatility and
In the final group of songs,
Plans are being
On thing is to be regretted
Mr. Scott's interpretation was par
ticularly vivid and sympathetic."
Miss TuIIer, teacher of piano;
large and enthusiastic audience in the
university auditorium last evening
was both a compliment to the artistic
of Henri Scott and a revela
tlon of the spirit of Moscow in
cepting only the best of such attrac
tlons. It is to be regretted that the
carried to the artists wih more ef
feive applause,
and the sympathetic- rendering suit
able to each number on a well chosen
program, as well as the capable sup
port of his accompanist, made the
evening most interesting and enjoy
able. It is to be hoped that many of
ferings of like merit may be brought
to Moscow in the near future."
Mr. Scott's diction
Ari, Drum Major from Cadi. .Thomas
1st Group—
Where 'Ere You Go
The Mad Dog, Vicar of Wake
field .
Sands of Dee..
Day is No More
Kahka Sammle
Encore ,
By the Waters of Minnatonka....
. Lieurance
2d Group—
Marins d' Islands.
Caro mio ben.
Toreador from Carmen
Gourd ra in
. Giordano
I Love You
3d Group—
Remember Me When I Am Fa*
Away . Treharme
In the Heart of a Rose.... Prothero
Pickannine Lullaby .Strickland
Dear Old Pal of Mine
Magic of Your Byes.Penn
On the Road to Mandalay... .Speaks
BOISE.—The transfer of the Albion
normal school of Pocatello was the
subject of a bill introduced in the
house this morning which would con
solidate it with the Idaho Technical
Institute on September 1, 1919. The
consolidation was urged by the board
of regents and the state board of
education and has their endorsement.
No New Influenza Cases.
There have been no new cases of
influenza for several days and condi
tions are about as satisfactory as they
could be. Dr. Adair, city health of
ficer, is greatly pleased with tne re
sults secured by the observance of the
latest rules and hopes that in .a few
days normal conditions will reign in
Moscow. Only two mild cases in 15
days is a record that is indeed en
ing from Spokane from a business
Robert Holder returned last even
A very urgent call has been sent out
by the local Red Cross chapter for
volunteers to make up a great allott
ment of refugee garments. These gar
ments are already cut of new cloth,
and need only be put together. It is
imperative that a great many women
BOISE.—The new primary bill introduced today was the only matter of
importance in the upper house of the Idaho legislature.
The bill was introduced by Senators Nash and Nelson who appear as its
sponsors. It defines political parties, provides for primaries in counties
and fixes the date of Conventions. It was „introduced in the senate this
The bill is aimed at the nonpartizan league and effectually bars party
organizations from the danger of theft by an organization, as was done by
the nonpartizan league which stole the democratic party bodily last year.
Safe guarding the people's rights to determine the selection of candidates
the new bill would bring hig changes in the manner of candidate selection,
the new bill would bring big changes in the manner of candidate selection,
party at the last election, or that five per cent can form a separate party
by registering their desire that a state convention be held.
Delegates selected by a county to a state convention will have their rail
road fare paid by the state. Expense of county primary selection of judges
and clerks and payment for work are to be made by the county central com
mittees. The latter also decide who has right to vote in their primary.
District judges and legislators on county tickets and state conventions
to nominate United States senators and congressional representatives.
BOISE.—Indications that the state
affairs committee of the Idaho legis
lature might investigate all state in
stitutions were seen here today in
the passing of a resolution empow
ering the committee to expend money
for investigation expenses. The ex
penses suggested would be for sum
moning witnesses, employment of
clerks and traveling charges.
On the committee which will in
WASHINGTON.—After hearing the testimony of five leading meat pack
ers on the federal trade commission's charge that they had combined to
control meat prices, members of the house interestate commerce committee
today tentatively agreed to demand that the trade commission submit the
names of witnesses upon whose statements the charges of collusion wex - e
The examination of Louis F. Swift, president of Swift & Company, before
the senate agricultural committee was halted today to enable him to con
sult his counsel about the effect his testimony would have upon his status in
legal proceedings in which immunity might be sought.
Swift Waives Claim for Immuaity.
WASHINGTON, 3:16 p. m.—Louis F. Swift, president of Swift & Com
pany formally waived, before the *enate agricultural committee today, nis
right to'immunity from prosecution he might acquire through the testimony
in committee hearing on legislation to regulate the meat industry. The
action was taken after the hearing had been halted to give Mr. Swift an
opportunity to consult his attorney.
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offer their services at once.
The Red Cross rooms in the federal
building are open every afternoon, and
attendants will supply the work for
those who wish to sew there as well
as for those who can take bundles of
work home with them.
There are patterns available fori
each garment in case any difficulty
arises in putting the pieces together.
These refugee garments have all
been promised for early delivery in
Europe, and Moscow will have to hur
ry if she is to complete her quota >n
the time assigned.
Every woman who can sew is urged
to offer her time and skill for the ma
king of one or more of these articles.
They are all simple and plain and do
not take long to make.
vestigate the affairs of former Ad
jutant General Moody's conduct of the
adjutant general's department, are
Representative Givens and Feather
stone; Senators Nelson and Witty and
Representative Hoff. The first four
are republicans and the last named
a democrat.
Representative Young, republican
of Ada county, came to the rescue of
Representative Moody, Tuesday, when
he sought to have the following reso
lution adopted: "that the state af
fairs committee request the presence
of former Governor Alexander and
C. S. Moody, if they so desire, to at
tend the meeting of the committee
while said committee is investigating
the department of the adjutant gen
eral of the state of Idaho." His mo
tion lost.
Young said the purpose he had was
to show the republican majority did
not desire to override the democratic
minority in any investigation to be
In speaking for it Mr.
Declarations of intentions of citizen
ship were filed in the district court
by Joseph Sanaria of Potlatch, a sub
ject of Italy, also by Tony* Valorg
of Potlatch, a subject of Austria. Ow
ing to chaosic conditions of govern
ment Judge Nelson was uncertain as
to whom the declarant should an
nounce allegience, but concluded that
if it was made to the present govern
ment of Austria such recommendation
would satisfy the federal department
of naturalization.
Frank Howard Van Syke of Moscow,
Idaho, has been granted citizenship
by Judge Steel. Mr. Van Syke was
born in America but immigrated to
Canada and became a citizen there
thus it required the same steps as any
foreigner to again become a citizen
of the United States.
BOISE.—There were nineteen bills
introduced into the Idaho house of
representatives, Tuesday, which made
a record for the sesion which was
also remarkable in that the house
spent more time in legislative delib
eration than any day since it started.
The committee of agriculture was
the author of a bill which would pro
vide an ad valorum tax in an effort
to raise $50,000 for the use of the
committee. New methods of receiv
ing and awarding state highway con
tracts are sought in house bill No.
76 while damage to highways caused
by live stock would be penalized.
Both women members of the house
joined in a measure providing that
an eight hour day should constitute
a day's work for women. Representa
tive Greenwood would make it pos
sible for the people themselves to
propose amendments to the constitu
In a voluminous bill Representative
Hall would create counties as school
districts and abolish all other school
districts transferring their property
to the county and provide for a board
of education to have complete charge
of the education of children.
In the senate Mason of Payette in
troduced a bill which would give a
majority in a road district a right to
"disorganize" this district after thirty
days publication at the end of which
a hearing would be held befbre the
A number of bills were killed in the
house, among them being the enabling
act to create counties; one providing
for the non-partisan nomination of
county officials and a measure which
would allow school districts to cancel
indebtedness through an issue of
Still other measures were assigned
to the waste basket when the refer
ence committee recommended that the
bill abolishing capital punishment and
the one making it a misdemeanor to
draw checks without funds, do not
Two bills passed the Idaho house
Tuesday afternoon when the lower
body of the legislature put its legal
endorsement on measures by Repre
sentative Johnson and the public
health committee. The former pro
vided that the state appropriate suf
ficient funds to meet the government
appropriation for vocational education
and the latter provides that county
commissioners may grant a pension
of not more than $25.00 per week to
women of indigent circumstances who
are about to be confined.
BOISE.—There loomed before the
legislature today an educational fight
which promises to be just as sensa
tional this year as it has bejn in
previous years. For it is proposed
to bring about the consolidation of
the Albion normal with the Idaho
Technical institute at Pocatello. The
prospects of this being accomplished
look excellent, although a bitter fight
will be made to prevent it.
The educational committee of the
house and senate held a joint session
today and with the exception of the
representatives in the legislature
from Cassia county in which the nor
mal is located, the committees are
for the consolidation. Following the
meeting this statement was issued.
"The commissioner of education
having stated that Governor Davis
had made to him a verbal request to
(Continued on page four!
Dean E. J, Iddings of the Universi
ty of Idaho, has just returned from a
Visit to Baltimore,
stopped enroute going
mother in Indiana,
trip he stopped at Washington, D. C.,
and at Boise where he spent some time
in consultation on subjects of inter
est to the university, the experiment
station and the agricultural college.
Dean Iddings has given this paper an
interesting account of his trip.
The trip to Baltimore was for the
purpose of attending the annual meet
ing of the association of American ag
ricultural colleges and experiment sta
tions. The meetings of the associa
tion, to which delegates were accred
ited from all American agricultural
and mechanical colleges
Maryland, and
to visit his
On the return
were par
ticularly important this year on
count of properly molding the college
policies to meet the needs of the
construction period.
There were numbers of addresses
and discussions that were of inter
est and of direct application to the
work of agricultural college and ex
periment stations and extension work
of the university.
Of particular interest, perhaps, was
the report of the committee sent
abroad to study agricultural
structlon in Europe.
This committee made reports to the
association through three addresses
by. Pres. W. O. Thompson of the
Ohio State University; Pres. Pearson
of Iowa State College, and G. M. Rom
mell of the bureau of animal husband
Only a few of the suggestions or
recommendations of these men may
be mentioned. A definite
mendation was that, in as much as
the Germans deliberately destroyed
parts of Belgium and France to hinder
future economical development In
those nations, that she be required
through prisoners and indemnities
and other means to repair the dam
ages in order that France especially
might not enter the peace era under
a handicap as compared with other
.nations. Furjther recommendations
were that there be placed in London,
American official representatives of
agriculture having power to handle
phases of the food problem, make re
ports, and give advice in regard to
sending supplies to Europe.
One speaker emphasized the great
work done by England in 1918, in in
creasing the home grown food sup
plies. Prior to the war she grew
enough food to last her people 10
weeks. By plowing up 10,000 acres of
pasture, she was able to produce crops
so far in excess of what she had pro
duced heretofor, that she was able to
grow at home and support her people
for a total of 40 weeks. This fact
is one of the great feats of the entire
In Mr. Rommell's reference to live
stock, he was surprised to find In.
Brittany in particular, no appreciable
reduction in the cows and heifers and
the same of horses on the farms, but a
decline in the number of the city hors
es. The sheep were decreased to 9,
460,000 head and one-third of the pigs
have been lost during the war.
There is no decline in the pure
breed industry in England. In France
the condition is not so good. Dur
ing one year of war she lost over
2,000,000 head of cattle, since then the
decline has been less than two per
cent. Horses have been lost to the
amount of 1,000,000 head and sheep
reduced from 16,000,000 to 10,500,000
head; pigs from 7,000,000 to 4,000,000
In Italy the loss has been about the
same as France. Belgium is cleaned
out of everything. *
Rommell feels that as soon as the
shipping state is more satisfactory, a
considerable number of horses may be
sent to replace Europe's losses; also
a possible shipment of 'sheep abroad.
In pigs, the necessary number oan
be attained easily and rapidly on ac
count of the rapid increase of swine.
Dairy cattle are needed everywhere
and many will be shipped.
The first consignment has already
been purchased, mostly in the states
of the middle west, Minnesota and
The official U. S. dairy department
has chosen E. V. Ellington, the former
head of dairying at the University of
Idaho, as one of the committee of
purchasers. This is a* distinguished
compliment to Mr. Ellington and his
many Idaho friends will be well pleas
The first shipment of 100 head of
registered Holsteins are now enroute
to tidewater.
Some time was spent in visiting the
different bureaus of the U. S. depart
ment of agriculture at Washington.
The agricultural college, experi
ment stations and the extension work
of the university have received three
or four increases in the federal sup
ports tp further the work in Idaho.
The trip was a busy one, but full of
pleasure and profit.
Call it Roosevelt Canal.
BOISE.—The state senate today
memorialized congress asking it to
change the name of the Panama
canal to the Roosevelt canal.

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