The Daily Star-Mirror
MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1919
SEATTLE STRIKE ON-MAY HAVE MARTIAL LAW
The big strike at Seattle is on. It began this morning at the time fixed
by the leaders who planned it and it is estimated that 60,000 persons are
on strike and that probably 50,000 more, who are not members of unions,
have been thrown out of employment by the shutting down of all industries.
United States troops have been sent to Seattle ostensibly "to preserve
order" but it is believed that the government is planning some way of
counteracting the effects of the strike and it may be that other laborers
are to be sent to replace those on strike.
Mayor Hanson, of Seattle, announces that the city will operate its electric
light and water systems and the city owned railroad systems and that "any
one interfering with the city government will be shot on sight." Thousands
of citizens have volunteered their services to take the place of strikers and
oprate light and power plants, heating plants, the water system and the
The telegraphic reports received direct from Seattle today follow:
Street Car Men Vote to Strike.
SEATTLE, 8:40 a. m.—Seattle union street car men early today voted
unanimously to joint the general sympathetic strike called for 10 a. m. today.
: Strike Starts on Schedule Time.
SEATTLE.—The general strike was called on schedule time at 10 a. m.
The first reports from the down town section said the union street cat
men had started their cars for the barns at 10 o'clock.
Union elevator operators in all the large buildings abandoned their cars.
Instaurants closed their doors when the union cooks and waiters left.
Union labor leaders declared that virtually 66,000 union members are on
strike in Seattle, including 26,000 shipyard strikers.
Mayor Hanson issued a statement today declaring that law and order
f Strike at Tacoma is a Complete Fizzle.
TACOMA, 10 a. m.—The general strike is pronounced a failure in Tacoma.
No general walk out occurred. Street cars are running, the lights are
on, newspapers and restaurants are operating as usual.
Street Cars Stop, Schools Close, Papers Suspend.
SEATTLE, 1:46 p. m.—Street cars stopped running, schools closed,
restaurants and theatres closed, newspapers suspended and other industries
ceased operating today when labor union members, said by leaders to number
about 35,000, walked out an a general strike to help 25,000 striking metal
trades and shipyard workers to press claims for higher wages.
Unofficial estimates were that about 50,000 unorganized employes are
thrown out of work by the strike. Twelve "soup kitchens" have been
established by culinary unions to feed the strikers and others who depend
upon restaurants for meals. No disorder resulted from the strike. Mayor
Hanson declared he does not expect any trouble or disorder, but said the
is if trouble
Ten thousand extra police are to be deputized if necessary, the mayor
asserted. Schools were closed by the strike of janitors and engineers at
heating plants. Many apartment houses and hotels are expected to be
affected by the Strike of the heating plant engineers. Barber shops are
closed and elevators stopped running. Banks remained open. Only emer
gency telegraph business is being handled out of Seattle by telegraph com
panies. Telephone system continued service. Along the Seattle water
front, union men answered the strike call quietly.
Mayor Hanson Takes Firm Stand.
Mayor Hanson declared that the city light plant would operate. The strike
committee announced today that union employes at the city hall will not
be exempted from the strike.
"Any man who attempts to take over the control of municipal government
functions here is to be shot on sight," Mayor Hanson declared today.
Strikers Cannot Run the City.
SEATTLE, 1:50 p. m.—"Strikers have not taken over the government
function in Seattle," Mayor Hanson said, "and will not be allowed to, de
spite their published statements that they ineended to operate the light
plant and help police the city. The city government is still at the city hall."
Most city stores announced that they will remain open as long as stocks
lasted, but are unable to replenish their stocks, as the truck drivers are
among the strikers.
Federal Troops Sent to Seattle Today.
TACOMA.—Under command of General Hayden 800 soldiers left Camp
Lewis this afternoon for Seattle it is announced.
They are accompanied by 30 trucks carrying provisions and ammunition.
Camp Lewis officials said the men would be stationed in Seattle to "stand
ready for any emergency."
Demobilization at Camp Lewis was halted today under orders from Major
Bus lines between Tacoma and Camp Lewis were commandeered and
soldiers were placed in charge. Passs to soldiers wishing to go to Seattle
Martial Law to Be Declared.
TACoMA, 2:50 p. m.—Two batteries from the first infantry and machine
gun company left Camp Lewis this afternoon for Tacoma. General Watson,
commanding, announced he will make preparations for putting the city
under martial law in the event of any menace by the strikers.
Government Orders Troops to Seattle.
WASHINGTON, 2:16 p. m.—The sending of troops from Camp Lewis to
Seattle was authorized by Secretary Baker after he had been advised by
Governor Lister, of Washington, of the situation there, due to the general
strike. The commandant at Camp Lewis has been directed to furnish what
ever military assistance and protection the state authorities request.
Oakland Boiler Makers Strike.
OAKLAND, Cal.—Four crafts of the Oakland boiler makers union struck
today, demanding full mechanic's pay.
FIX LABOR PRICES
BOARD ARRANGES SCHEDULE OF
PRICES TO BE PAID FOR
COUNTY ROAD WORK
The county commissioners in ses
sion have allowed the price of road
work for the year 1919 at the follow
ing rates: One man is allowed $3 a
■day; one man and one team, $6 a
day; a single team and all additional
teams by the same party draws $2.50
a day; road overseers are allowed
$3.60 a day for their work, and all
skilled labor, such as blasting, bridge
building, etc., is allowed at the rate
of $4 a day.
In the matter of the salary drawn
by the court bailiff for 1919 the allow
ance is given at $3 a day.
The bill of H. D. Martin of $225 as
special deputy sheriff was not allowed
since it was not a legal claim against
The bill of Mrs. O. W. Beardsley for
$28.60 for nursing an indigent was
not allowed since no file was made of
the indigent before hand, as is re
quired by law.
The petition for the creation of the
Moscow high way district was passed
by the commissioners and the time for
the election set at February 24.
In the probate court a decree of
distribution in the estate of Mary I.
Moody was given by the administrator,
G. H. Moody. A decree of distribu
tion of the -estate of Louis J. Weigand
was also given through the executor,
Louis M. Weigand.
FATHERS AND SONS
MOVEMENT TO STABT
Boys, can you buy, beg, borrow or
steal a father? If you can there will
be a good feed for you a week from
last night, and there will be some
thing else doing—in fact something
doing all the evening. There will be
fun and frolic and such a good time
as even would make a preacher laugh.
There will be some short speeches by
men, most of whom were once boys.
Not a girl in the bunch.
Men, if you can, in some way, in
veigle somebody's boy above the age of
twelve, to be your boy for one eve
ning, you will have the time of your
life. There will be plenty of eats and
chews. Remember the date. It is the
12th of February and Lincoln's birth
Moscow, at 8
This is a beginning of a
Watch the pa
day, somewhere in
week of good times.
for further announcements, and
details. Boy scouts and other boys
above the age of twelve, business men,
bad men, good men, and other men
all included in this call for fath
ers and sons.
IN AND NEAR COLFAX
COLFAX, Wasp. The funeral of
Mrs. Susan E. Anderson, wife of W.
C. Anderson, a farmer, living near Col
fax, will be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock
P- m., the Rev. Mr. Callender officiât
ing. She is survived by her husband,
eight children, the oldest 16 years, and
the youngest 14 months of age, who
with the father are all ill with influ
enza; her father, three brothers and
three sisters. Her mother died from
the disease about two weeks ago.
Mrs, Jennie J. Muntz died at her
home at Diamond last night of influ
enza. A week ago today she went
to Spokane to attend the funeral of
her uncle, George Huntley, and was
stricken with the disease after her
TWO WOMEN DIE OF THE DISEASE
AFTER ATTENDING FUNERALS
She is survived by her husband,
E. H. Muntz, Jr., proprietor of the
Diamond Trading company, and three
children, age 8, 5 and 3 years. The
funeral will be held at Endicott, her
former home, at 11:30 Wednesday
Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer,
calls the attention of Moscow people
to these deaths as a warning that
influenza is still just as fatal as ever
and that it is in neighboring towns
in a dangerous form. Dr. Adair wants
to impress upon the people here the
absolute need of traveling as little
as possible and of trying to avoid hav
ing the disease brought here from
Kendrick has another outbreak of
influenza, six new cases having de
veloped there in the past few days and
there is talk of again closing the
schools of Kendrick, which opened but
recently after having been closed for a
long time. Kendrick escaped the ear
ly ravages of the disease, but had
a hard siege of it later.
Lift Ban Saturday Night.
The ban may be lifted in Moscow
at midnight, Saturday, but this will
depend upon conditions in town be
tween now and then and the strict
observance of regulations. Kendrick
is reported to have 10 new cases in
stead of six, as reported and in other
towns conditions are not good. The
greatest danger is from the disease
being brought in from other places.
Dr. Adair said:
"If there is no outbreak of influ
enza between now and Saturday the
ban on seating in churches and the
aters, also on children attending pub
lic gatherings, will be lifted Saturday
at midnight. Dances may be given
with the restriction that out-of-town
guests will be expected to have a
good health certificate of that date."
DEAN IDDINGS TO
YISIT ST. MARIES
ST. MARIES, Idaho.— Dean E. J.
Iddings, head of the department of
agriculture of the Idaho State Uni
versity and director of the state ex
tension service, will be in St. Maries,
Friday, February 7, to deliver an ad
dress to farmers and citizens at the
special invitation of the Benewah
county farm bureau.
Private Sam Anderson, who has
been here assisting County Auditor
Shepperd with the army draft work,
left Monday for Camp Lewis.
First Eergeant Anthony Wayne ar
rived home the first of the week from
Camp Lewis, where he has been sta
He comes at the
Returned Missionary Here.
Dr. E. T. Lawrence, a returned
missionary from Persia, will speak at
the Presbyterian church tomorrow
night. Dr. Lawrence is home on fur
lough and is making a tour of the ,
churches of the northwest. He spoke !
at Walla Walla last Sunday and at
Garfield last night. There is a very
keen interest in the affairs of the ;
Near East today and Dr. Lawrence !
will bring us first hand information j
of those lands. The people of Mos- 1
urged to attend the lecture [
All Set for the Ground Hog
+ SEVIPN BURNED TO DEATH
IN; SEATTLE LAST NIGHT +
SEATTLE, 8:49 a. m.—Three *
♦ persohs, A. E. Olson, Charles ♦
+ Forest and an unidentified white 4*
+ man were burned to death in a ♦
+ fire which destroyed the Tokyo ♦
+ lodging house in the lowep part ♦
+ of Seattle early today.
Over 12 are reported missing ♦
+ and four injured as a result of 4*
♦ the fire. The dead, missing and 4
] 41 injured were lodgers in the +
house and were asleep when the 4*
+ fire started,
Dead Total Seven.
SEATTLE, 11:19 a. m.—Pour ♦
4* unidentified dead bodies were 4*
4* found Un the ruins of the Tokyo ♦
4* house after the fire had been ex- +
+ tinguished. The police say they +
+ think the total number of dead 4
4* will remain at seven.
Fairbanks, Alaska Burning.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska—Twen- *
+ ty buildings in the heart of Fair- 4*
4* banks business district have been 4*
♦ destroyed by fire which started 4*
4* early today and is still unextin- 4*
guished. . 4*
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VISITORS CLEARLY OUT-PLAYED
BY BLEAMASTER'S CHAM
PIONS LAST NIGHT
The University of Idaho hoopers
excelled the Oregon Aggies both at
passing and shooting and scored a 39
to 13 victory here tonight. The vis
itors made only two field goals.
Campbell, Hunter and Lindley were
the stars for the winners and Eikel
man and Arthur for the losers. The
lineup and summary:
Hunter . ;
Substitutions—Rickson for Kincaid;
Eilerson for McCart.
Free throws—Arthur, 9 out of 16;
Hunter, 11 out of 14.
Field baskets—Campbell 7, Moe 4,
Hunter 3, Eikelman 2.
The same teams play in the univer-
sity gymnasium tonight and a good
game is expected. Coach Bleamest-
er's- team has not been defeated yet
this season and is putting up a strong
game. It defeated Whitman college,
of Walla Walla, twice and the Y. M.
C. A. of Walla Walla once and hopes
to make it two straight against the
Oregon team tonight. There should
be a good attendance at the game.
More Soldiers Coming Home.
WASHINGTON. —Assignment of
units for early convoy home from
/France was announced by the war
department today. These include
headquarters of the 166th field artil-
lery, Brigade 347th and 348th field
artillery and regiments of the 91st
division and the 96th aero squadron.
Gehret Funeral Tomorrow.
The funeral of Amos J. Gehret will
be held from the Grice undertaking
parlors at 1:30 tomorrow (Friday)
afternoon. Interment will be in the
Moscow cemetery. Rev. Wayne S.
Snoddy, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, will conduct the services.
O. A. C. 13
Spokane Plants Inspected.
A tour of Spokane's large industrial
and power plants was conducted last
week, by the heads of the engineer
ing departments. The visit was plan
ned for observation of the principles
and theories of class work in actual
|4>4-*4»4-4>4'4-*4>4-* + *4«4'*
* MINERS' WAGES CUT
♦ ONE DOLLAR PER DAY 4*
4* . . ,
4* principal mining companies of 4*
* Butte district today posted no- *
4* tices to their miners announcing 4
* a wage reduction of $1 per day 4*
* beginning tomorrow.
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PRINCES ISLAND CONFERENCE
LONDON.—Tchitcherin, Bolshevist Russian foreign minister, announces
in a wireless dispatch that the Soviet government is willing to participate
in the Princes Island conference. The message is dated at Moscow, Tuesday
He says the Soviet government is ready, "if there be occasion, to enter
a general agreement with the Entente powers on their undertaking to not
interfere with Russian internal affairs.
Will Acknowledge Debts.
The Soviet government also declares its willingness to acknowledge its
financial obligations regarding Russia's creditors of the Entente nation
Allies Will Meet Bolshevik Delegates.
PARIS.—The supreme council, on receiving the Russian Bolshevik gov
ernment's acceptance of the invitation to attend the Princes Island confer
ence immediately arranged to send a joint committee of two representatives
from each of the five great powers to meet the Soviet government repre^
Allies Will Make Germany Do Their Will.
PARIS.—The supreme war council will meet at Versailles Friday and
take measures to impose on Germany "the full will of the Allies" says The
Matin, because of Germany's unwillingness to carry out the armistice terms,
except under certain conditions.
League of Nations One-Third Formed.
PARIS.JThe Society of Nations commission of- the peace conference has
virtually covered one-third of its task, it was officially announced this after
Congress Wants Irish Republic.
WASHINGTON.—The house foreign affairs committee today ordered a
favorable report on the resolution expressing the hope that the peace con
ference would "favorably consider the claims of Ireland to the right of self
German National Assembly Opened.
AMSTERDAM.—Frederich Ebert, German chancellor, opened the first
session of the recently elected German national assembly at Weimer at
3 p. m. today.
HOLD-UP MEN GET
ENTER HOTEL IDAHO AND ROB
TWO GUESTS AND HOTEL
SANDPÖINT. —A bold hold-up oc
curred in the lobby of the Hotel Idaho
at 11:30 Tuesday night, the second
within a period of five years.
R. R. Hammond, a Spokane travel
ing man for the Diamond Match com
pany, and D. L. Dever of Leclede
were the direct victims of two stick
up artists. Hammond was at the cigar
case reading a newspaper and Dever
sitting in a chair in the lobby of the
hotel reading when two men entered
the hotel from the Cedar street en
trance. Their approach was unher
alded and Hammond and Dever paid
attention to the entrance of the
two men until they were facing re
volvers. Hammond looked up from
his newspaper to look down a drawn
revolver and the command "hands
Hammond heard the hold-up who had
the revolver on him command his
partner to "stick-up" Dever which the
second man proceeded to do by shov
ing his revolver against Dever's back
and commanding him to hold up his
then escorted to the cloak room di
rectly back of the office. While one
of the two holdups held his revolver
them the other and smaller man
of the two went through their pock
ets. The desperado who did the
searching took Hammond's pocket
book which contained $25 in bills,
looked through it and returned the
pocketbook to its owner with the bills
unmolested. The holdup took $4.50
in change from him. From Mr. Dever
five dollars was taken and when he
remonstrated that he would be left
without carfare to Spokane the hold
counted out $2.60 and handed
As his hands went in the air
Hammond and Dever were
that amount back to him.
After the two men had been robbed
the robbers turned their attention to
the cash register and safe of the ho
tel. The smaller man fumbled at the
cash register and Mr. Hammond was
ordered out of the cloak room and
forced to open the cash register. The
safe was unlocked. From the safe
the robbers took $80 and from the
cash register $25.
Telephone Wires Cut.
As they left the hotel they com
manded Hammond and Dever to re
main in the cloak room or they would
return and "shoot 'em up."
mond went immediately to the tele
phone, however, as the men disap
peared out the door and found that
the hold-ups had cut the telephone
wires in and out of the office con
"One of the men was about five
feet, seven inches, and the other five
said Mr. Hammond. "They
seemed quite good natured and talked
quite frçply. The larger man seemed
to he spokesman and gave the orders
to his smaller companion. That they
wanted money and nothing else was
evident from the fact that they did
not attempt to take my watch nor
stick-pin. Neither of the men wore
In the swag taken from the hotel
safe were two $10 checks, one on a
Spokane bank and the other a travel
The hotel night clerk was upstairs
at the time of the robbery and the
ests were the only persons
in the lobby when the robbers appear
ed and during the time .they were at
Timed Their Getaway.
The robbers evidently timed the
hold-up to make their getaway on
Northern Pacific east-bound No. 4
due here at 12:20. The supposition
of the police is that the men timed
the robbery so that they would have
about three-quarters of an hour to
make a circuitous trip to the North
ern Pacific yards and catch No. 4
Two strange men
Sheriff Spoor found, inquired the
time of arrival of No, 4 at the North
ern Pacific' depot shortly before the
robbery was pulled off. The larger
of the two men seemed to be in a
hurry during the robbery and cau
tioned his companion at one time that
they "had on time to lose."
Of C. WILL GET
JOBS FOR SOLDIERS
ORGANIZATION WILL CONTINUE
ITS WORK DESPITE THE END
ING OF THE WAR
SAN FRANCISCO.—"Jobs for men
who finished the big job 'over there., "
With this as their goal, the Knights
of Columbus have begun a nation
wide movement to place in positions'
the men of the United States army
and navy now being demobilized.
Organizations of the western
branch of the Knights of Columbus
employment service is being planned
by Albert G. Bagley, director of war
activities in the western department,
whose jurisdiction covers Washington,
Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona,
Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
• Badgley has already inaugurated
a survey of employment conditions in
these states, as they effect the de
mobilized men of the service, and has
called for daily reports on the situa
tion from all his assistants as to the
demand for positions and the means
of meeting them.
"We will not consider the war work
of the Knights of Columbus finished,"
said Director Bagley, "until these men
are placed in positions which will en
able them to make a new tsart in
lift. We will not feel the obligation
of the Knights of Columbus to the
American public has been met if these
men who completed the big 'world
job' in France are left to shift for
themselves as soon as they take off
The cooperation of every Knights
of Columbus council in the western
states will be sought, and the mem
bers, who number nearly 100,000 in
these states, will be asked to work in
conjunction with the K. of C. labor •
bureau. The latter organization will
likewise, cooperate with the United
States employment agencies and the
various state councils of defense.
Headquarters for the labor bureaus
of the Knights are to be established
in San Francisco, Seattle, Los An
geles, Sacramento, San Diego, Port
land, Salt Lake and other large cities
of the western division where men are
Mr. Bagley has called to San Fran
cisco James J. Gorman, divisional
supervisor of the northwestern dis
trict, who will start shortly on a tour
of the nine western states to organize
the K. of C. employment bureaus.
The work of the bureau will begin
at the demobilization points. The K.
of C, secretaries are Instructed to in
quire among the returning units fo r
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