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The Daily Star-Mirror VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1919 NUMBER 127 SPARTAGANS ELECTION STOP BOHEMIA HAS CIVIL WARFARE d—kwM.wbanETA Turmoil continues in Europe. Several disputes are in a fair way to be settled amicably and war breaks out in other places. The Poles and Ukran ians have signed an armistice and stopped fighting Monday, but civil war has broken out in Bohemia where severe fighting is going on. The "Chris tian Socialists" (if there can be such a combination)- of Austria are asking to be reunited with Germany and to have the capital moved to a central point. Demonstrations in favor of this peaceful move are' being held. At the same time the Spartacans have broken out afresh and have prevented municipal elections in Dusseldorf. Premier Clemenceau continues to im prove. The cable news received today follows: Severe Fighting in Prague. AMSTERDAM.—Severe fighting took place all day Saturday in Prague, the capital of Bohemia, in which the national guard and students drove anti government communists from public buildings which they had occupied, according to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger. Poles and Ukranians Sign Armistice. WARSAW.—(By Associated Press.)—The Polish foreign office has re ceived a telegram from Lemberg saying an agreement was reached there Sunday for the cessation of hostilities between the Poles and the Ukranians, beginning at 6 a. m. Monday. The agreement can be renounced by either party with 12 hours notice. « to. Eisner's Successor is Selected. COPENHAGEN.— Herr Scheid has been named Bavarian premier in suc cession of Kurt Eisner, who was assassinated last week. Herr Segits, a majority socialist, has been appointed Bavarian minister of the interior, to succeed Herr Auer, who was shot and killed at Munich, according to dis patches to The Politiken. i\ Christian Socialists Want to Join Germany. BASEL, Monday.—The Christian Socialists of German Austria, have agreed to a union of their part of former Austrian Empire with Germany on condition that the capitala of the united countries be in central Germany, according to a Vienna dispatch. Intense demonstrations in favor of the union with Germany were held in Vienna today. , Spartacans Stop Elections. BERLIN, Monday.—Spartacan forces have prevented municipal elections in Dusseldorf and lively fighting is reported from some precincts. _ Clemenceau Still Improving. PARIS.—Premier Clemenceau's progress toward recovery is such that he Latest reports indicate that he will soon ( is now classed as convalescent. return to his work. HEAVY SNOW FOIL UNPRECEDENTED TOTAL DEPTH OF SNOW REACH ES TWO FEET IN PLACES— NO SNOW AT SPOKANE Still the snow continues to fall, de spite the fact that previous records for snow fall at this time of year have been broken. It is said by old timers that they have never seen as much snow fall in the same length of time at this season of the year as has fallen since Sunday morning, and ' the end is not yet." - Almost a foot of snow fell between 6 a. m, and 5 p. m. Sunday. Then it turned suddenly * cold and cleared up and the bottom dropped out of the thermometer. Monday it snowed some more and about four inches fell Monday night and Tuesday more snow fell. In the fields it is said there are two feet of snow where it has not drifted, and where the wind has had a good sweep at some of the hills the snow has reached a depth of 10 feet on the north slopes and in coves. •The heavy snow seems to have been Moscow people who visited ■■■■■■ Spokane Monday said there was snow on the streets there and but very little in the surrounding country. At Rosalia there were a few inches of snow but from there north the cov ering of snow grew steadily lighter. Colfax reported six inches of snow yesterday. The Big Bend country re ported from one to three inches. It is said there is little snow in the vicinity of Lewiston and Clarkston and even on the hills above those places there is very little snow. In the Okanogan country in Washing ton, there were 18 inches of snow Monday and on Monday morning the temperature dropped to 13 degrees below zero. Latah county seems to lead all points in the Inland Empire, outside of the .mountain districts in the amount of snow fall. The snow will be of' inestimable benefit to the win ter wheat and to the spring crops, for it insureSI moisture to make a good crop. There is no frost in the ground under the snow which means that when it melts most of the moisture will be absorbed by the soil. Some fear a flood when the snow goes off, especially if it goes off with a rain as it did on March 1, 1910, when the big flood destroyed portions of Pullman and Colfax. There is little danger of this with no frost in the ground, for the soil will take much of the water. Nine years ago • the ground yas frozen hard under the heavy snow , and the water from the melting snow had to run off in the «reeks and canyons, which caused the big flood, no BUILD LOG HOUSES FOR ANDREW CARNEGIE ' New -England lumberjacks who " -went into the ,highlands of Scotland ? getting out timber for the British government, constructed eleven log huts on Andrew Carnegie's skibo es tate. These 'hey turned over to the *V; M. C. A. The huts were equipped , and the "Y" put on entertainments, vaudeville and musical comedies. It the method pursued to keep the contented, according to A. M. Y" man y •v was . • men Thompson, of Pittsburg, a who has just returned to America. • A& a result Mr. Carnegie has a com plete set of hunting lodges and can .even go into the hotel business using . the plants the men built for the "Y". DR. GOLDER TO SPEAK AT ASSEMBLY TOMORROW A rare treat is in store for the stu dents and others who attend assem bly at the University of Idaho tomor row. Dr. F. A. Golder of the history department of W. S, C., at Pullman, will speak to the assembly on "Nation alism and Internationalism." Dr. Gold er is a good speaker and has had wonderful experiences - ffe spent much time in Russia and was there when the war broke out. His talk will be of exceeding interest and those who can hear him will indeed be for tunate. NEWS OF DISTRICT AND PROBATE COURTS MANT MATTERS OF INTEREST IN BOTH DIVISIONS AT COUNTY COURT HOUSE In the probate court Judge Nelson appointed Julia R. Brocke as adminis tratrix of the estate of her deceased husband, Frank N. Brocke, who suc cumbed to influenza. The real estate consists of an 80-acre farm near Ken drick. Sarah A. Draper has petitioned the probate court to appoint John Nisbet as administrator of the estate of Wm. R. Draper, deceased, who lived near Garfield and owned real estate in La tah county valued at $7500. In the district court a case has been filed by Washburn & Wilson against the Garfield Fruit and Produce com pany, wherein the plaintiff alleges having sold the defendant a car load of potatoes f. o. b. Rubens, Idaho çf the value of $919.36, in which judg ment to that amount is asked by the plaintiff. A suit for divroce is filed in dis trict court by Leta Pearl Stall, plain tiff, against Cleve Stall, defendant. They were married in Garfield in 1912 and have one minor child, a son, five years of age for whom the mother asks the care, plaint given is cruel treatment and non-support. A. W. Bowles and company has filed action in the district court against John R. Lynch, alleging there is due from the defendant on account $191.60, and asks judgment for said amount. The com ITALIANS DECORATE Y. M. C. A. WORKERS Twenty-three Americans who were with the Italian army during the memorable offensive in the Monte Grappa sector, from October 24 to November 3, have received the deco ration of the Italian War cross. The group comprised the entire Y. M. C. A. staff attached with the Fourth Italian Army. They were posted at a field dressing station and were under almost constant shell fire during this period. It is said to be the largest company of civilians deco- rated at a single time in the war. -to Evangelist is Here. M. Alvah Long, well known evan gelist, is in Moscow and will speak each evening at the church of the Brethren, 317 East First Street. Services begin at 7:30 sharp, every evening. The public is invited to at tend these meetings. Evangelist Long a powerful and interesting speaker and brings a message to the people of Moscow. * NORTH POLE SEEKß HAVE "SAFELY L ♦ RS •E ANDED"* ♦ + NEW YORK.—Advices receiv + ed here from Alaska state that + ♦ Storker Storkerson and five ex- 4 1 ♦ plorers who boarded a floating + ♦ ice pack In the Polar basin last ♦ ♦ May in an effort to cross the ♦ + north pole, "landed safely" in + + November. No details of where * ♦ they landed or what they discov- + + ered are given. ♦ + t + + + + 4 + t + TO PULLMAN MONDAY STATE COLLEGE TEAM DEFEAT ED IDAHO IN SECOND HALF OF FIERCE CONTEST Idaho lost to W. S. C. at Pullman Monday night in the second of the four game series to be played be tween the rival schools. A special train from Moscow carried 260 rooters from here and those backed the play ers with all the power of the many lungs. The report of the game as given by a reported at Pullman, fol lows : PULLMAN. — Washington State's guards broke up the Campbell-Moe Hunter scoring combination in the second half of last night's game and Bohler's men piled up a 31 to 26 vic tory over Idaho after being apparent ly beaten in the first half. Much credit for the sensational victory goes to Kotula, W. S. C.'s running guard, who held the redoubtable Moe to two field baskets and tossed twice that many himself. Burgess also played a stellar game at the guard position, covering Hun ter every moment and forcing him to long, difficult shots. Idaho took the lead early, the first half, closing 18 to 13 in her favor. Rockey and Kotula located the basket at the outset of the second half, however, and the game stood 23 all with only five minutes to play. „ With victory in sight Washington State's men played Idaho off her feet, grabbing three field baskets and two free throws while the big crowd that jammed the gymnasium went wild with delight. In the closing minutes of play Idaho was palpably excited, her forwards shooting wild on com paratively easy chances. Washing ton State showed better teamwork and better fight than in any previous game on the local floor. Two hun dred and fifty Idaho rooters came over by special train and the rooting was deafening. The lineups and summary: W. S. C. (31) Mclvor. Rockey . Hollman .... Kutalo . Burgess .... Idaho (26) i.. Hunter . Moe . Campbell .. Lindley ... Romig W. S. C. scoring, field baskets— ' F F C. G G PAT ON LEAGUE OF NATIONS WASHINGTON.—President Wilson arrived in Washington at 5 a. m. from Boston. He and Mrs. Wilson remained in their special train until 8:40 before going to the White . House. The announcement was made on his arrival that the president had signed the six billion dollar revenue bill aboard his special train last night. The measure carries a rider making the District of Columbia "bone dry." President Wilson today reiterates his entire confidence that the people of this country will support his plan for a league of nations in a telegram to Theodore F. Burton, president of the league of nations union. President Wilson today signed the bill providing $100,000,000 for food relief and the urgent deficiency appropriation bills. Post Office Bill Passed Today. WASHINGTON.—Final legislative action was taken today on the $400, 000,000 post office appropriation bill, carrying $200,000,000 for road con struction in the next three years. The senate adopted the conference report without a record vote. The measure now goes to the president for his ap proval. Pershing Announces More Troops Coming. WASHINGTON.—The announcement by General Pershing's chief of staff that 18 national guard and national army divisions are scheduled to sail from France- before July 1, confirms the reports current here that the ex peditionary forces are to be reduced to a total strength of 300,000 men by the end of the fiscal year. 10 The New Constable HI .. h I I M on hat mo»i! m * I: . 7 w \ % ih Sä 4 Rockey, 6; Kotula, 4; Hollman, 2; Mc Ivor. Free throws—Mclvor, 3 in 6; Hollman, 2 in 4. Idaho scoring, field baskets—Hun ter, 5; Moe, 2; Campbell, 2. Free throws—Hunter, 8 in 11. Referee—Hunter, Idaho. ;-to AMERICAN SOLDIERS GET FIFTY THOUSAND BOOKS WITH THE ARMY OF OCCUPA TION.—(Correspondence of The As sociated Press.) -— Fifty thousand books, consisting of works of history, science, reference, fiction and others, have been brought into the occupied zone recently for the American sol diers holding the Coblenz bridgehead and the area on the left bank of the Rhine. Two distribution stations have been opened in Trier and Coblenz, where soldiers may borrow books by merely signing their name, company and regiment. In addition books are dis tributed to the troops in the smaller towns and the hospitals through the several welfare organizations. Distribution of books is in charge of Judson T. Jennings, of Seattle, Washington, for the library war serv ice of the American Library Associa tion. In the first four days the li brary was opened in Coblenz more than two thousand books were taken out by soldiers doing garrison duty in the city and vicinity. COMMERCE HIER SELECTS OFFICERS J. S. HECKATHORN FOR PRESI DENT-FIVE DIRECTORS NAM ED-MANY AT LUNCH Despite the bad weather about 60 were present at the weekly luncheon of the chamber of commerce today. New by-laws were adopted and of ficers nominated for the ensuing year. J. S. Heckathorn was named as presi dent; J. J. Gill, vice-president, and H. H. Simpson, Guy Wolfe, A. H. Oversmith, Frank Slater and G. P. Mix, were selected as directors. These nominations will be brought up foi^ ratification at the next meeting of the chamber. E. C. Broom, formerly an attorney oi2 Moscow, who went to Europe and fought with the American forces there was severely wounded and spent mbnths in hospitals, was a guest of tljjg chamber and delivered an inter esting add ress. He told some very interesting things he had seen and experienced since leaving Moscow. It was suggested that Moscow have a monster Fourth of July celebration this year and that it be devoted to the soldiers from Latah county and that every man who was in the army, navy or mairnes, whose home is in Latah county, be invited to attend and participate in the celebration. * SEAPLANE AND THREE ENSIGNS LOST AT SEA * * * , . J WASHING TON.—The loss of t a . tug seaplane with three en- + , signs of the naval reserve and y * two mâchmists off the Virginia ♦ * coast was officially announced * ♦ by the navy department today. * * + ■ to LECTURE TONIGHT AT THE GUILD HALL MR. SULLEY OF NATIONAL CASH REGISTER, TO GIVE ILLUS TRATED ADDRESS Tonight the free, illustrated lec ture to be given by Mr. Sulley, of the National Cash Register company, Dayton, Ohio, will be given in the Guild hall of St. Mark's Episcopal church, beginning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Sulley has been showing these pic tures throughout the northwest. He had to show two nights in Spokane to accommodate all who wished to see the picturëk and hear the address. There were 1.400 persons at the sec ond lecture given Monday night. The lecture tonight deals with busi ness problems and shows how a man who had failed in business finally made a change in methods and made as much of he? as previ ously made a failure. The pictures cover a wide scope and varied sub jects. The first pictures show the welfare work which this firm started many years ago and which was later taken up by other manufacturers to the benefit of their employes. There is no charge for admission. Every one is welcome and no one will regret attending the lecture. '■ NEW LAW PASSED BY LEGISLA TURE REQUIRES GRADING FOR OUTSIDE SHIPMENT .. Boise.—Here is a copy of House bill No. 104 which has become a law to day. It will be observed that farm products sold for shipment out of the state must be inspected and grad ed according to rules and specifica tions hereafter to be arranged. These inspection, grades, rules and regula tions will be in accordance with rules of grading throughout the Uuited States, the purpose being to put the Idaho farm products upon a commer cial basis. I would be glad to have you give the measures such publicity as you may be able to do and the of fice would appreciate any suggestions as to the manner of carrying same into effect. Its importance will be appreciated and it is desired that the measure will have as much publicity as possible. Very respectfully, MILES CANNON, State Director Farm Markets Dept. The New Law. "79:12. SALE OF GRADED AND When UNGRADED PRODUCTS, ever any standard for the grade or other classification of any farm pro duct becomes effective under this ar ticle, no person thereof shall pack for sale, offer to sell or sell within this state any such farm product to which such standard fs applicable unless it conforms to the standard, subject to such reasonable variations therefrom may be allowed in the rules and regulations made under this article: Provided, That any farm product may packed for sale, offered for sale or sold without conformity to the stand ard or grade or other classification applicable thereto when such product will be consumed or used for manu facturing purposes wholly within this state, if it is not specifically described state graded or packed under state standard, in accordance with such reg ulations as the director may ' pre scribe." BOISE.—Recommending the trial of former state officials for the il legal and criminal use of state funds, and mentioning in connection there with Moses Alexander, former gov ernor and Representative C. S. Moody former adjutant general, the special investigating committee of the legis lature filed its report with the legis lature today. Both the house and senate adopted the finding on a strict party vote. A minority report was filed by Representative Goff, demo crat, in which he exonerated the state officials, declaring they were within their rights in creating the expenses they did, as the country was at war and an emergency existed. Representative Moody was denied the right to answer the charges Thursday in the senate. He denied and answered them in the house this afternoon immediately after the re port was read. Moody charged the committee had been unfair in its in vestigation and that it had not per mitted him to see the documents in troduced or to be represented by counsel. Need Was Urgent. "We were at war," said Moody. "The Germans were advancing to ward Paris. The nation was crying out for men. Idaho was trying to supply its share. You of the major ity would never have dared to make a report criticizing the expenditure of needed funds then. If you had you would have been branded as slack ers and driven from the borders of Idaho and you know it. I did not get one dollar I was not entitled to, and you can't prove that I did. I did net spend one dollar that was not ap proved by the state board of examin ers and I challenge you to prove that did." The report is a voluminous one and takes up numerous items including traveling expenses, the sale of a typewriter for $12.60, automobile ex pense for $1588 which Moody charged to the state and which he claims was necessary to attend to his draft duties. It charges Moody traveled 81,927 miles in performance of his duties, which is held to be "an exhibition of virile activity, which, while doubtless the subject of admiring wonder when displayed by a globe trotter, is devoid of much of its attractiveness when viewed and considered from the stand point of the poor and overburdened taxpayer." Ask Speedy Investigation. Concluding the report says: "Con cluding our report we feel, from a fair consideration of the whole rec ord, that there has been gross ton and criminal disregard of the sanctity of the public funds of the state; that Mr. Moody and ex-Gover nor Moses Alexander took advantage war conditions upon the ground, wan apparently, that the people would sanction any extravagant and illegal expenditure of the public funds upon their statements of military sity; that the funds appropriated to the adjutant general's office largely expended to serve the politi cal, selfish and personal purposes of Mr. Moody and ex-Governor Alexan der, and we feel it incumbent upon us in order to create a proper regard for the public funds of the state, to rec ommend that a thorough and search ing investigation should be made by the attorney general and the neces were prose cuting attorney of Ada county to the end that those responsible for wanton, illegal and criminal use of the funds in the adjutant general's office may be brought to trial and that the people of the state of Idaho may be fully ad vised as to the conduct of its public officials during the years 1917 and 1918; and we recommend that the at torney general and prosecuting attor ney of Ada county make such investi gation .that the people may be speed ily advised of these conditions and the responsibility for the criminal use of the public funds be properly placed." to Mrs. Lewis Returns to East. Mrs. Howard K. Lewis has been vis iting Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Lewis since Sunday. Mrs. Lewis left today for /Indian Head, Maryland, where her husband, Lieutenant Commander Ho ward K. Lewis, has been stationed for the next three years. At this great naval station, the big guns are proved and tested for the big battleships and coast artillery. Before being located here. Lieuten ant Lewis served eight months ' as chief gunnery officer on the battle ship Illinois and during the war he was commander of the patrol fleet off the coast of Norfolk, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lewis attend ed the review of the overseas fleet at New York. Mrs. Lewis has been vis iting her parents at Boise, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan is publisher of the Boise Capital News. A Mexican Mnrder Trial. JUAEX, Mexico.—Reconstruction of the crime is a gruesome feature of Mexican murder trials which was car ried out in detial at the conclusion of the preliminary features of Captain Juan Azpieta's trial for the murder of Private David Troib, United State« army. This court procedure includes the reproduction of all the details of the crime at its scene. Following the testimony developed closely, the fatal shot was fired into a pumpkin repre senting the head of the American sol dier and the relative positions of the principals were reproduced, the de fendant being forced to fire the shot alleged to have killed the soldier.