The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1919
OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
PARIS.-—The preamble and two articles of the constitution of the Society
of Nations were provisionally agreed upon last night by the commission of
the peace conference appointed to deal with that subject, it was officially
announced today. Satisfactory progress is being made with other parts of
Will Not Interfere With Russia.
PARIS.—"Military intervention on a large scale in Russia is not to be
thought of," declared Alfred J. Balfour, British foreign secretary, in an in
terview last night. The great powers are doing everything they considered
possible, he said, in dealing with what he characterized as a "most disquiet
President Wilson Holds Conference Today.
PARIS.—President Wilson had a conference during this forenoon with
Premier Lloyd George and A. J. Balfour, British foreign secretary. The
three were in conference together for some time.
Urges Big Naval Building Program.
President Wilson, in a cablegram to Representative Padgett, of Tenessee,
chairman of the house naval committee, reaffirmed his approval of the sec
ond three years naval building program.
Starving Austrians Loot Food Stores.
LONDON.—Thousands of persons, maddened by hunger in the district
of Linz, capital of upper Austria, have been plundering food shops and
committing other depredations, according to a report transmitted by the
Vienna correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company.
LEAGUE OF OPUS
MEET *1 PORTLAND
MANY PROMINENT SPEAKERS
TO GATHER THERE TO DIS
CUSS THIS GREAT TOPIC
PORTLAND, Ore.—Do the people
of the Pacific northwest favor a
league of nations as proposed by
President Wilson and endorsed by the
peace conference ? Answer to this
Q uestion will be sought as a result of
he Northwestern League of Nations
conference to be held in Portland at
the municipal auditorium, Sunday and
Monday, February 16 and 17. The
nation's foremost advocates of a
league of nations will be speakers, the
list including former President Taft,
Henry Morganthau, former ambassa
dor to Turkey; President A. Lawrence
Lowell of Harvard; Frank Walsh, for
mer joint chairman of the war labor
board; Dr. Henry Van Dyke; Mrs.
Philip North Moore, president of the
National Council of Women; Edward
A. Filene, representing the chamber
of commerce of the United States and
some twelve others. The purpose of
the northwestern convention and
eight others being held throughout
the United States, under the auspices
of the League to Enforce Peace, is
frankly announced to secure such ex
pression of public sentiment as will
aid the United States senate in rati
fying the League of Nations pact ap
proved by the peace conference.
Two speakers have been selected to
represent Washington, Dr. Henry
Suzzalo, president of the University
of Washington, and William Short of
Seattle. Also two to represent Ore
gon, Bishop Walter Taylor Sumner
and Judge J. P. Kavanaugh. The
joint committee in charge of arrange
ments for the three states is as fol
Washington— N. B. Coffman, N. C.
Cowles, J. J. Donovan, N. C. Durham,
William Howarth, J. L. Hughes,
Richard Saxe Jones, Bishop Freder
ick Keator, Governor Ernest Lister,
Dr. S. B. L. Penrose, Dr. Henry Suz
zalo. Northern Idaho—Mark A. Bates,
J. V. Buck, Dr. Alexander Cairns,
George E. Crum, Harry L. Day, Fran
cis Jenkins, Frank R. Crane, Frank
L. Moore, Delos Needham, Captain
Louis D. Shattner, E. A. Van Sicklin.
Oregon—Dr. John H. Boyd, Leslie
Butler, Charles H. Carey 1 , Henry L.
Corbett, J. A .Churchill, C. S. Jack
son, Richard W. Montague, Porter J.
Neff, E. B. Piper, Ben Selling, Os
wald West, Governor James Withy
combe and Professor F. G. Young.
FOB THE SOEDIERS
NEBRASKA TOWN SOLVES PROB
LEM OF ERECTING A MONU
MENT FOR THEM.
J. Van Buskirk, whose son is in
Prance and is expected home soon,
takes a deep interest in the many pro
posals for monuments or commemora
tion of the soldiers from each county,
state or district, and brought to this
office a clipping from a Nebraska pa
per telling of the movement started
there to build a community hall. The
We have received so many favorable
comments on our proposal of a Com
munity, or as some have suggested,
Liberty Building in honor of our. sol
dier boys we are planning to agitate
the matter each .week and keep up the
One thing is certain. If we are
going to do anything about it, peti
tions should be circulated at once for
the raising of the fund and already
than $6000 has been promised
as soon as the petition appears.
Since the matter has come before
the people, we find upon inquiry and
"round town talk" that it is meeting
with favor. If you think it is a good
thing don't be afraid to say so. Get
out and boost for it. Start some
thing. That's the only way bo get it.
We are no authority to say just
how it should be built, what the cost
shall be, etc., but we do say and firm
ly believe that a more fitting tribute
or anything more needed could not be.
We have found upon investigation
and personal observation that our
boys really have no place for amuse
ment such as this would offer, and to
growing to manhood and womanhood,
we believe that this idea should more
We are in favor of giving the young
folks a place where they can go and
learn the cleaner side of life instead
of being left to learn the evils of the
street and amusements that teaches
We are in favor of such a tribute to
the soldier boys that will stand as a
living monument in their honor that
in after years may bring them joy
in the knowledge of the noble work
they have done in the service of their
country as well as handing down to
their children and ours the teachings
of a way to a cleaner and healthier
There are some in our community
to whom this may more especially
appeal and who are better able to
understand why this is the proper
thing to do at this time and upon
these we urge the necessity of work
ing for the success of the plan.
Hundreds of other towns over the'
United States are doing this very
thing and looking forward to giving
the future generations a start on the
road to cleaner living and health.
Next issue we are going to take up
the question of the good that may be
accomplished by having such an in
stitution in our midst.
In the meantime if there is any
citizen in Gordon who wishes to ex
press themselves on the subject, for or
against, these columns are open to
them free of charge.
Let us hear from some one. We
are not anxious to say it all—only
willing to do our part.
HOLD GOOD MEETING
FARMERS HAVE MADE DAIRY
ING PAY DURING THE PAST
DEARY.—Feeling much encouraged
by the high prices paid for butter fat
during the past year, Deary farmers
who are interested in dairying met in
Deary Saturday, February first, to
discuss the question of farm silos,
with a view to solving the feed ques
tion should they increase the size of
The practicability of the silo has
been urged for some time by J. C.
Peterson, editor of the Deary news
paper, and it was chiefly due to his
efforts and campaign of education
that the meeting was called.
County Agent O. S. Fletcher at
tended the meeting and explained
principles of construction, filling the
silo and the most satisfactory man
ner of feeding the silage. Homer L.
Peterson, superintendent of the Deary
rural high school; took an important
place in the meeting and it was
brought out that the essential fea
tures of the silo are that it must be
air tight at the sides and bottom, have
smooth walls to allow uniform settling
of the contents, and be sufficiently
deep to provide pressure for the ex
clusion of air.
Opinion was fairly well divided be
tween the round stave silo secured
by iron hoops and the round wooden
hoop silo, which is generally lined
Since a herd of at least ten animals
is required to make silage feeding an
economic success, but few of the pat
rons of the Deary creamery will be
prepared to erect silos this year, but
the sentiment was enthusiastically in
their favor, and a number of farmers
expressed their intention of utilizing
silage feed as soon as their herds are
built up to the required size to make
it profitable. A committee was ap
pointed to get prices on silos and ma
terials from the various companies
offering these for sale and it is prob
able that at least three silos will be
built this year.
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♦ U. S. HAD NEARLY
4,000,000 SOLDIERS ♦
WASHINGTON. -- The total 4»
♦ strength of the United States ♦
♦ army on November 11, when the ♦
♦ armistice was signed, was 3,703,- 4
+ 273 officers and men, including ♦
+ the marine corps on duty with +
+ the army in Europe. A statis- ♦
♦ tical table made public today by 4*
♦ the war department gives this 4*
♦ figure. ,
This shows that oh July' 1, 4*
+ 1918, the total of allied men in'4*
♦ the trenches and ready to go +
+ over the top, was 1,556,000, +
♦ against 1,412,000 Germans. This 4*
4* was the first time since the be- 4 1
4* ginning of the war that the al- 4"
4* lied "rifle strength'' exceeded 4 1
4* that of the Germans.
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SPREADS WHEAT RUST
GOVERNMENT PLANNING QUARAN.
TINE AGAINST THIS PLANT IN
WASHmGTGN.—As a means toward
eliminating black stem rust of wheat
and other grains, the secretary of ag
nculture purposes establishing a
quarantine to prohibit interstate
movement of the common barberry,
as well as other species of Berberis
and Mahonia. A public hearing will
be held at the rooms of the federal
horticultural board, Washington, D.
C., at 10 o'clock, February 24, in order
that any person interested in the pro
posed quarantine may be heard, eith
er in person or by attorney.
Investigations made by the depart
ment of agriculture have shown that
the common barberry and related
plants are capable of harboring the
black stem rust of wheat, oats, barley,
rye, and many wild and cultivated
grasses throughout much of the grain
g rowing'area of the country and es
pecially in the states of Nebraska,
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota,
Kansas, Montana, Wisconsin, Michi
gan, Wyoming, Missouri, and Colorado.
The prevalence of the common bar
BILL AROUSES OPPOSITION
BOISE.—When Senator Mason of
Shoshone county yesterday afternoon
introduced his amendment to the
workman's compensation law he start
ed a battle in the upper house that
may have far-reaching effects.
Mason would strike out "agricul
tural pursuits" from the list of ex
emptions and he intends to make a
strong fight to have his desires pre
vail. When the bill was passed at a
previous session there would have
been a question of its passage had
the compromise not been made with
What started the rumpus at this
time was the effort of Senator Orme
to have live stock interests also ex
empted as well as agriculture. The
original bill is by Porter of Latah
who wanted school teachers and of
fice employees in the select class of
those who did not have insurance.
After the committee of the whole
got through with the bill at the after
session they had taken out the
line which exemped the bank and of
fice employees at the request of the
author of the bill.
It was following that action that
Senator Mason made his fight and
the senate adjourned in the middle of
it to think over for a day what action
is best for them to take.
It is certain that a majority of the
senators favor having compensation
to all classes of workmen. They see
in this the only way to build up a re
and reduce the cost to the em
But there is the
ployers of labor,
feeling that it may not be best at this
time to antagonize the farming ele
ment. In other words the majority is
not sure that it wants to be on record
for the change.
On the other hand there is not a
business man in the senate who does
not believe that it would be the right
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berry throughout this area has been
responsible to a considerable degree
for the severity of the epidemics of
black stem rust that have frequently
caused enormous loses of wheat and
Through the cooperation of the de
partment of agriculture with state of
ficials, local organizations, and indi
viduals, the susceptible species of
Berberis and Mahonia have been very
largely eradicated from the states
named, but these plants are still prev
alent in many of the regions of the
United StW, It appears necessary,
therefore, to quaràntiné the
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Californ
ia, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine Maryland, Massachusetts, Miss
issippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn
sylvania, Rhode Island, South Carol
ina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia. Washington, West Virginia,
and the District of Columbia in ac
cordance with provisions of the plant
quarantine act, and to prohibit or reg
ulate the movement from those states
and district to the states first named
of all species and varieties of barberry
and Mahonia susceptible to black
FRENCH WANTS A NEW
MAP OF' IDAHO MADE
WASHINGTON, f). C.—Congress
man French has teken up wittl the
]and office the maUer of a new e di
tion of an Idaho n
The last map was issued in 1913.
since that time eleven new counties
bave been added, including Clark
count y created by the Idaho legis
lature now in session,
Mr. French will urge that the map
be issued so as to include any new
counties that may be created in the
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+ Would Stop Immigration.
+ WASHINGTON.— Urging the 4*
4> house rules committee to give 4*
4* the right of way for the passage 4*
4* of legislation prohibiting immi- 4
4- gration for four years, Frank +
4* Morrison, secretary of the Am- 4*
4> erican Federation of Labor, said 4 1
4> that there are now 500,000 men 4*
♦ in the United States without em- 4*
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thing for the farmer to keep him pro
tected and with this protection the
plan would be better financed. One
senator said on the floor yesterday;
"I do not doubt that farmers would
want this protection if they under
stood it. They think they must take
out a policy every time they hire a
man for a few days extra work, but
this is not true. They can estimate
what their labor bill is going to be for
the year and get one policy. Then if
they spend more it will cost them
more premium while if they pay out
less for labor the money will be re
turned to them. One accident on a
farm might cost the farmer ten times
what the policy would cost in ten
years. They ought to be in the list."
It is difficult to forecast what will
be done in the senate but the belief
prevails here that the Mason amend
ment will be killed for political rea
sons and through a desire not to an
tagonize the agriculturist.
of Minidok county did not hesitate
to say a lot of things every time the
Jerome county bill made its appear
ance in the house,
passed yesterday with many votes to
spare and creates the 43d county in
Among the charges made by Green
wood are; ring of politicians wanted
the county; false telegrams were sent;
large amounts of money were spent
in entertainment and
over." He also wanted to know where
the money came from and said the
legislature was using the same meth
ods as the governing powers in Ger
many used in Alsace Lorraine.
Despite, however, the strong opposi
tion to the bill, the house lost no time
in its passage when Representative
Hall moved the previous question.
The bill finally
SEATTLE STRIKE BEGINS AT
Seattle today saw little hope of averting the general sym
pathetic strike the labor unions plan for 10 o'clock tomorrow forenoon. Leon
Green, business agent for the electrical workers union said last night that
the union had decided to shut off all lights, including those in hospitals.
The telephone operators are voting today on joining the strike.
No ImproviVnent in London Today.
LONDON.—There is no improvement today in the strike situation in Lon
don. All tubes and under ground lines except the Metropolitan, which had
only one line running into the city, are tied up. Hotels and restaurants,
while able to replace a few of the servants, are offering only meager imi
tations of the regular menus.
Are Seattle Leaders Weakening?
SEATTLE, 1:30 p. m.—Labor leaders said this afternoon that only Charles
Piez, director general of the emergency fleet corporation, can prevent to
morrow's walkout. Piez has been asked by the strikers to permit the Seattle
shipyards to meet and compromise wage demands. No word of action by
Piez has reached here.
Piez Says "Go Back to Work."
In full page advertisements in Seattle newspapers yesterday, Charles Piez,
director general of the shipping board, said the shipyard strike was a "col
ossal business mistake."
"Go back to work and get together with the owners to see what can be
done to put the ship yards in shape to compete with the world's business
in ship building," he said in the advertisements.
The advertisements were signed by Mr. Piez. They carried a note stating
that they were paid for by the emergency fleet corporation.
Shortly after noon today the Seattle typographical union received word
that its international union had refused to sanction the local union's recent
decision to strike. As a result, it was said, the members will not walk out.
Newspaper publishers said the proposed strike of the stereotypers may
make publication almost impossible, even if the typographical union decides
to remain at work.
HAS MANY BILLS
PLANS HELP FOB STATE'S RE
BILL IS OPPOSED
BOISE.—The house of representa
tives took prompt action yesterday to
record the state as in favor of the sol
dier land setlqment plan advocated by
Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the in
terior, by passing under suspension of
the rules house bill No. 100, by Givens
and Featherstone, by unanimous vote.
This measure is a companion to the
memorial to congress passed Monday,
urging that 2,000,000 acres of land in
Idaho be reclaimed. Representative
Givens explained that the imperative
necessity of passing the bill at this
time is to assure the government and
Idaho congressional delegation that
Idaho stands firmly for the reclama
There was also action taken toward
giving further recognition to Idaho's
soldiers and sailors in two measures
introduced by Representative Adam
son of Blaine county, the first a me
morial to congress urging the mem
bers of the Idaho delegation to se
■cure from the war department captur
ed German cannon taken in battles in
which American troops participated
to be cast into medals of honor to be
awarded to Idaho soldiers and
and the second a bill creating a state
commission to decide on the design
that the medal shall bear and secure
the names of those to whom they are
to be awarded .
Capital Punishment Remain.
By striking off the enacting clause
the house decapitated the Drake
Peckham bill, No. 13, proposing the
abolishment of capital punishment Jn
this state. The measure was taken
into committee of the whole where,
some of the members declare, "con
scientious murder" was committed, in
that by parliamentary maneuvering
the head of the murder bill was cut
Oppose State Constabulary.
The Boise local of the United Broth
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners sub
mitted a communication to the house
which was placed in the records,
against the passage of the adminis
tration state department consolida
tion bill containing a provision for
the creation of a state constabulary.
The house caucus decided to amend
and pass the bill.
Kill Soldier Tax BilL
Surprise was occasioned in legis
lative circles by the act of the sen
ate in killing by indefinite postpone
ment house bill No. 17, by Bennett,
proposing a direct tax levy to raise
relief funds in all counties in the state
for the assistance of indigent soldiers
and sailors and their families and au
thorizing the county commissioners to
appoint, a soldier secretary to find
employment for them. This measure
passed the house by unanimous vote
last week. It was held by the senate
the bill would mean an increased tax
burden upon property holders with
out accomplishing the results sought.
There was not a dissenting vote when
the toga wearers killed the measure.
Teachers' Institute Issue.
A bitter attack was made in the
upper house on the Porter bill provid
ing for the holding of teachers' insti
tutes, allowing salaries of teachers
while in attendance, as well as mile
age. Definite action was not taken
on the measure.
teachers' institutes as a necessary evil,
that a bill might be introduced to
abolish them altogether.
Urge State Normal Bill.
Senator Johnson of Nez Perce called
the financial committee to report
the Lewiston Normal $150,000 ap
propriation bill, which has been held
It was hinted by
for days, but Senator Adams said the
committee was not prepared as yet to
make a report,
urged haste in getting the measure
before the senate.
Among the more important bills in
troduced were the following:
House—No. 124, by Adamson, creat
ing a state commission to decide
on a design for soldiers' medals; No.
125, by committee on banks and bank
directing banks to forward
checks direct to payers; No. 128, by
committee on educational institutions,
appropriating $60,000 for building at
the deaf and blind school ; joint me
morial No. 10 memorializing congress
to enter Into a treaty with Canada
governing the drainage of 60,000 acres
of overflow land along the Kootenai
river In Boundary county; joint me
morial No. 9, by Dwyer, memorialis
ing congress to appropriate -$25,000
for the improvement of star mall
routes on the Coeur d'Alene Indian
Senate—No. 86, by Walker, provid
ing for the exemption of property of
fatherless children under- 18 years of
age. honorably discharged soldiers
and sailors, not to exceed $1000.
DEFENDER OF THE
FAITH WANTS MONEY
INTERESTING COMPLAINT FROM
CANADA FILED IN LOCAL
An important case was filed today
in the district court by the Canadian
Mortgage Investment company against
N. Williamson. The plaintiff is a cor
poration organized under the laws
of Ontario and doing business at Tor
From the complaint it appears that
some years ago the defendant bought
certain tracts near the town of High
River in Alberta. At the time of the
purchase there were mortgages on.
the two tracts. Under the laws of
Alberta, where the Torren's system
prevails, a purchaser of any tract as
sumes all mortgages and liens on the
He does this by virtue of the
The mortgages were foreclosed leav
balance of over $4000 due.
present suit is to cover this amount.
The complaint is 50 pages long and
appears very complete.
Under the English law many of the
documents begin as follows:
"George the Fifth, by the Grace of
God. of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland and of the British
Dominion beyond the Seas, King, De
fender of the Faith, Emperor of Ind
"Junior Prom" Saturday Night.
The annual "Junior Prom," one of
the leading social events of the year
in university circles, will be held
Saturday night, beginning at 8:30 in
the university gymnasium. The best
of music has been secured, including
H. McDonald of Spokane, to play the
banjo, and it is certain the event will
be one of the most brilliant and suc-
cessful social features of the year in
Moscow. Guests are expected from
Spokane, Lewiston and Pullman.
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4* J. H. ALBERS FOUND ♦
GUILTY OF DISLOYALTY 4*
PORTLAND.—J. Henry Al- *
4* bers, formerly president of Al- +
4- bers Brothers Milling company, t
4* was found guilty here today of ♦
4* violating the espionage act upon 4*
4 1 dictment. -
4* The jury, after deliberating 4
4* three hours, returned a sealed *
4^ verdict which was opened in the ♦
4 1 federal court today. The maxi- 4*
4 1 mum penalty is $10,000 fine and 4*
4* 20 years imprisonment.
years imprisonment # '
•r The indictment charged sedi- ♦
♦ tious and • disloyal remarks last ♦
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