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NUMBER 12ST VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1919 ,__ï CLOSING DATE DRAWS NEAR As the date for the end of the present congress—March 4—draws near a disposition to accomplish something is being manifested. This is more noticeable since the return of President Wilson. Today much was accom plished. President Wilson plana to talk to the senators if he gets time today. The telegraphic stories from Washington today follow: Naval Appropriation Bill Gets By. WASHINGTON.—The $720,000,000 naval appropriations bill, with a new three year building program, was ordered favorably reported today by the senate naval committee, without a dissenting vote. The republican members reserved the right to oppose the provision empowering the president to sus pend the program at his discretion. There was no opposition to the expan sion features but the provision for suspension was adopted on a strict party vote of 8 to 6. This authority was written into the house bill with a view to its use if developments toward disarmament in the peace conference make it desirable. • -■... . President Wilson will go to the capitol today if his engagements wilf* permit, to meet senators and discuss legislative situations with them. ' ' Besides urging prompt action in this session on big appropriation bills the president is endeavoring to expedite the passage of the oil leasing and water power bills and the provision continuing the United States employment service. The victory Liberty loan bill passed by the house with three dissenting votes today after the republican attack had failed to eliminate the provision continuing the war finance corporation with authority to make loans to finance export trade. Agreement was reached late today by the house and senate conferees the long pending water power bill. Homer S. Cummings, of Connecticut, was elected chairman of the demo cratic national committee today to complete the reorganization and arrange for an aggressive campaign in 1920. \ S on FORMED STUDENT GETS D. S. CROSS CORPORAL LAMBERT BOS, DAIRY STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, HONORED The press dispatches tell of Dis tinguished Service Crosses being given to soldiers and marines from the Pacific coast and in the list ap pears the name of Lambert Bos, who was a dairy student in the University of Idaho. The story as told in the press dispatches follows: Corporal Lambert Bos, 78th com pany Sixth regiment, United States marine corps. For extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Cor poral Bos, with two other volunteers, ' flanked a machine gun nest and, after one of his comrades had been wound ed, captured 14 men and two machine guns. Later he aided in the capture of 40 other prisoners in a dugout. Home address, Granite, Idaho., Professor E. F. Goss, of the dairy department, of the University, where Bos took his course in dairying, is in receipt of a very interesting letter from the young hero, a portion of which is here given. His many friends here (and he had many of them).will be glad to hear from him and to leam that he has been so highly honored. His letter follows: "Dear Prof. Goss: We just ended a 300 kilometer hike and are now lo Rhine river. KreinbrohL Germany, Dec. 20, 1918. Devil Dogs fought up to the last minute and when the armistice was signed the Huns were on one side of the Meuse river and we on the other sniping and wizbantzmg each other. "I've been in every battle, hike and hardship the marines have had except ovy and that was the battle up at Sbissons. "We first went in the trenches the 17th of March in the Verdun sector. Then we stopped the German drive at Chateau Thierrp, June 1st. On Jan. 14th I got a dose of gas which bùrnt all my hide off and blinded me for 10 days, also received a hunk of shrapnel in my back. Everything turned out all right and in the first of September we drove the' Germans at St. Mihiel. In. October we had a scrap with Fritz at the Champagne front. Our last and decisive fight was in the Argonne forests where we drove the Huns over sixty kilometers without a pause. So you see I've had an exciting time of it in the last year. There's only about 40 of our original company of 250 left and many of them are pushing up daisies. "I've never become anything more than just a corporal but when I get back to the U. of I. at least hope to be able to flash a few medals for bravery around. 'Your friend, 'Corp Lambert Bos.' LECTURE TUESDAY NIGHT WIG GOOD GUILD HALL WELL FILLED WITH APPRECIATIVE AUDI ENCE OF MOSCOW PEOPLE Despite the inclemency of the weather more than 200 merchants and salespeople were present at the Guild hall last night, when Mr. G. W. Sulley, expert lecturer of The Na tional Cash Register company, of Dayton, Ohio, gave an interesting and educational talk on retail merchandis ing methods. By means of stereop ticon slides and motion pictures, Mr. Sulley depicted the troubles of the retail merchant, and showed how to remedy them in a graphic manner. "Last year alone 9,439 merchants failed; 30 every business day; one every 20 minutes," Mr. Sulley said. Analyzing the causes of these fail ures, he demonstrated the fact that the great majority occurred because of inefficient business methods. During his talk Mr. Sulley laid em phasise on the value of newspaper.ad vertising to the retail merchant. He said in part: "Except for the small store in an outlying district of a large city, more people can be reached of tener and at less expense by news paper advertising than by any other medium. But don't spend a few dol lars advertising, and then say adyer-1 rising doesn t pay. Make advertising a continuous policy of your store, and you will not be disappointed with re suits." Preparation of copy for ad vertising, and how to secure best re suits, were also discussed. i Window display was also touched on by Mr. Sulley, and the solution of delivery problems, perfection of a store organization, and other inter cussed. 6a Ur6S Were orou S Y ls " One of the big features of the ev ening was the showing of the feature film, "Troubles of a Merchant, and How to Stop Them." This film was j prepared by the E^sanay company for The National Cash Register company ' at -a cost of $30,000, expert actors portraying the various characters in j the experience® X" a^mShînTÏho | was struggling along, trying to op- I erate his business along out-of-date lines. He was on the verge of bànk ruptcy, was slaving 14 hours each ! day trying to make his business go,' and had given up all hope of ever succeeding. But, by the elimination of leaks and losses, he finally rose to J'' , . , , Mr. White was the chief character in the film. His store was located in an old-fashion building. His win dows were too high to permit proper display of merchandise. The side . walk in front of his store was dirty, and the whole front was unattractive in the extreme. by his door to make purchases at an other store. The interior of his store was in keeping with the exterior. His goods were of good quality, but poor ly displayed. His clerks were indif ferent. His poor business methods cost him money ever y day. He was ln e ' _ j introduction* & oi mïSbuînes^meth ods in his store, the tide turned. From a failure he was turned into a suc cessful business man. Customers passed Following the showing of the film, the meeting was adjourned by sing ing "America" illustrated with stere opticon slides depicting historical events in the United States. sa MISS ELWELL'S LECTURES PLEASE MOSCOW WOMEN The lectures and demonstrations of 1 Miss Elwell, clothing expert of the j hme economics department of the ex- 1 tension work conducted by the Jni- I versify of Idaho, is attracting much I interest and attention with her work at. the home economics department in the administration building this week. Today she devoted the session to the remodeling problem and to morrow the subject will be renovat ing. Miss Elwell is an expert in her line and she is endeavoring to help the women of Idaho to conserve in the matter of clothing. As it is im possible to get woolen goods except at almost fabulous prices Miss El well is showing the women of Idaho how they can save vast sums by re modeling and renovating their woolen garments and her work meet's the ap proval of the women here. All who wish to take their own garments for work and demonstration during class, which begins at 2 o'clock morrow are invited to do so. the to MOSCOW WANTS BETTER MAIL SERVICE TO SPOKANE The chamber of commerce has been asked to protest to the postal depart ment because of the mail service to Spokane. The new train put on the electric railroad last Sunday, leaving here at 7:50 a. m., does not carry mail. The first mail to leave here is that on the Northern Pacific at 10:46. the early morning train on the In land to carry mail which will give them a chance to send a mail order to the Spokane wholesale house and get the goods back on the evening train, if it is a rush order. Moscow people can see no sense in having the Northern Pacific train leaving here at 3:05 and the electric train leaving here at 3:35, both going to Spokane and reaching Spokane at the same time, carry mail to Spokane, while the electric train leaving here at 7:60 carries no mail to Spokane. They ask that mail go north on the morning electric train instead of on the after' noon train on that road, Moscow business men want GOOD LECTURE BY DR. COLDER TODAY PULLMAN MAN SPOKE IN CHAPEL ON "N ATIONALISM A NO INTER NATIONALISM" At the assembly at the university this morning Dr. F. A. Golder of the W. S. C. gave an excellent address on the subject of "Nationalism and In the prevailing idea which has been held by many of the nations of Europe, that each nation's plan of intelligence or culture was the best, had brought on the conflict of nations, ideas of a superior culture which they wished to force on other nations brought on wars. As in the earlier days of the relig nie Watson of Moscow and Harold Windsor of Palouse were married by G. W. Larue, justice of the peace, at Colfax. Central Europe, where the kaiser dreams of establishing a great monarchy he termed "Mittel Europe," is a seething mass of anarchy, intrigue, will have any authority seems almost impossible. No sooner is one section calmed than another breaks out like a volcano. From many parts of Europe come reports today of disorders that are menacing to the future peace of _ , , . , , , ... Europe. The cable dispatches received today follow: * . These B. F. Campbell, representnig the Oldsmobile company, with headquar ters in Spokane, was in Moscow today on business. STILL ACTIVE IN EUROPE! murder, rebellion and pillage. The task of establishing governments that Hungarian Communists Under Arrest. BASÉL, Switzerland.—Seventy-six communist's have been arrested on barges of rebellion against the Hungarian republic at Budapest, according to a d v i ces received from there. It is reported they admitted that money to establish an anti-republican form of government came from Russia and that during the last month expenses amounted to 300,000 crowns. They refused to reveal the location of these funds. to overthrow the existing Saxony government, where the newly elected diet was t 0 assemble today. A general strike has been proclaimed. Railway communication with Halle, one of the principal junction points of Saxony, has been broken. The Spartacans have captured Plauen and other in dustrial centers. Spartacans to Overthrow Saxony. BERLIN.—Spartacans and radical socialists have launched a movement Greek-Hungarian Troops Beat Bolshevists. ATHENS.—Greek troops, operating with detachments of French and Ru . , , , manian, have advanced north of Odessa and are pushing the Bolshevik forces along the Dneister river. After a short fight they occupied the fort an( j ^ own 0 f Tiraspol on the right bank of the Dneister river, 53 miles from Odessa, according to a Saloniki dispatch. The retreating Bolsheviki aban , , , f , ,,,,,, ... , doned man Y dead and wounded and left guns, munitions and supplies in the hands of the allied forces, Bolshevists Kill Japanese. VLADIVOSTOCK.—In an engagement between Japanese and Bolshevik ,. -, . „ DI .. , „ . . . ■ forces 20 mlles east of Blagovieschtchenski, capital of Amur province, the shevik forces were estimated at more than 3,000. T , , . , taken by the Bolsheviki, on January 31, have been recaptured, Peasants Revolt in Manheim. BERLIN.—(By Associated Press.)—Special dispatches from Manheim to day report peasant revolts are breaking out in various districts in Baden as a result of friction between the workmen's councils and peasants, Fresh Revolt Breaks Out. Japanese lost two officers and 18 men killed and 20 wounded. The Bol Baltic Ports Retaken From Bolshevists. COPENHAGEN.—-The Baltic ports ^f Libau and Windau, in Courland, COPENHAGEN, Tuesday.—A fresh revolt broke out in Manheim today. Spartacan forces have occupied the post office, telegraph office and railway station. Communication with this city is interrupted. During Reconstruction Period T Wmm '©a m iLiii ÿ % X fry orCJ^r 0 ,v T7- r,M !!!illlltfe "mi hmi mj nun J * 0 /oyrrigtio ious wars, when Protestants and Cath olics, each sought to become foremost by killing off those of opposite belief, so now the cultures were trying to be forced on those nations that were deemed inferior by certain self con fident nations. President Wilson's idea is that no one nation has the monopoly of culture. It is the prin ciple of "live, and let live," in opposi tion to the German idea of enforce ment. In Europe many nations, as Poland, have become rebellions nations through oppression and intolerance. The peasants hated the Polish land lords and they hated the Russian land lords; they have been so oppressed that their only thoughts are to be rid of rulers and landlords, and such op pression has led to bolshevism. .But states may be bound into a na tion, as Switzerland, even though different languages are spoken and various cultures are ideals. So in the league of nations, the Wilson type is for organization of states; and the ijpnine type is opposed to harmony of states in one nation. (Wilson and Lenine agree in doing ajvay with classes of society, but dif fer widely in the method. Wilson's idea is for the classes to unite, to be came one by understanding, by agree ment, by allowing equal rights to all. Lënine's idea is to do away with classes by killing the rulers, by hät rad, by oppression of all others but tliïe class to which he belongs. So with the great league of na tions, in internationalism Wilson's idea is to come together, to agree by understanding, to do away with the old regime of forcing one nation's cul ture, ideas and language on others. Moscow Girl Is Bride. Colfax that Jen STILL SEARCH FOR 1NSTI CONGRESSMAN TUES SEARCH THAT POSSIBLY MAY BRING RESULTS FRENCH WASHINGTON.—The soldiers of Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C., are Issuing a paper entitled, "The Come Back," devoted to the in terests especially of boys from ovpr there and those who wanted to go over there. A feature of the publication Is its column called "The Port of Missing Men." This portion of the paper Is devoted to publicity of names, descrip tion of service, etc., of men who have vanished without any trace being left touching their whereabouts, and al ready It is leading to information con cerning men who have been lost to their relatives and friends. Congressman French has listed with the Port of Missing Men the name of Private Ira Archie Hawley, and has asked that he be notified by any soldier who may know of this young man. This is the strangest of strange cases that Mr. French has been called upon to assist and he has written many letters upon the case to var ious branches of the military service in the United States and overseas and to the Red Cross in endeavoring to find some information that would solve the mystery. Private Hawley has been missing since May, 1918. Mr. French found that he had apparently been transfer red from Company C, 162d Infantry, to Company B, 28th Infantry, as late as August, 1918, but no further rec ord can be found. Company com manders, Red Cross organizations, are all helpless in the matter. Congressman French understands that there are still many prisoners held in remote places in Germany, and it is possible that Hawley may be among them. At any rate, it is most desirable, that the matter he straight ened out. Private Hawley was a student at the University of Idaho, was married not long before the commencement of the war, and is a young man of such char acter and worth as to interest the peo ple of Moscow tremendously in his fate. * BIG ATTENDANTE AT OPENING SESSION OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER CONFERENCE SPOKANE.—With the attendance of approximately 1000 delegates from every part of the Columbia River Conference the Spokane world pro gram conference of the Methodist centenary opened this afternoon at the Central Methodist church, when Dr. H. Sheets, Dr. Christian F. Reis ner. the spectacular advertising Meth odist divine; E, O. Excell, the world famous musical leader, and many oth ers of the Methodist Centenary team participated. Methodist leaders declare that the conference is the biggest event of the year in denominational ^circles. The conference marks the official inauguration of the Methodfst eenten ary financial drive for $100,000.000, which is to provide funds for the next five years to carry on and greatly increase the work of the Methodist Episcopal church. Other meetings will be held tonight while big mass meetings will -be the order of the day tomorrow. More than a dozen national Methodist leaders are taking part in the conference. While the Methodist leaders are here or ganization of the great financial drive will be perfected. The financial drive will be preceded by a great spiritual awakening, tbe leaders say. Three victory dinners will conclude the conference tomorrow, gates to the conference are being en tertained by the members of local churches. All dele » FRENCH OPPOSES RETURN OF TAXES IDAHO CONGRESSMAN FILES MINORITY REPORT AGAINST PRESENT TO SOUTH Washington! D. G .—Congressman French has filed a minority report from the Committee on War Claims in the house against a bill ordered to be favorably reported by the major ity members of the committee ap propriating more than sixty-eight millions of dollars from the treasury to pay to the southern states as a re fund of the cotton taxes collected dur ing the Civil War period. Mr. French in his report, denies that the tax was unconstitutional and asserts that it was part of a system of 'taxation that was reasonably fair to the whole country; that while cot ton was taxed, so was petroleum, hides, and cattle, salt, and mineral water, and a multitude of articles The University of Idaho, the state's greatest educational institution, is to get $1,123,992 for maintenance, build ing, improvements and extension work if the appropriation bill adopted by the house yesterday is passed and the concensus of opinion is that it will pass both houses and be signed by the governor. The bill provides $209,000 for the Lewiston Normal school in addition to more than a million for the university and agricultural col lege. The securing of this sum of money will mean much to the university and to Moscow as well as to the entire state. Among the appropriations for ' the university are various itçj»ç total;, ling more than $77,000 for permanent improvnments. completion of the south wing of the administration building and several other buildings and improvements in buildings already on the campus. The appropriation bill carries a to bal of $2,143,000 for educational and other state institutions and reports from Boise are that there is piactical ly no opposition to any of the items that go to make up this sum. The Washington legislature appropriation bill for state institutions carries something over $12,000,000 or almost six times the amount in the Idaho appropriation bill, These include the The report from Boise concerning yesterday's session of the legislature at which these bills were brought up, follows: BOISE.—The house passed the fol lowing bills: House bills No.s 192 by O'Dwyer, providing for levy of as sessments by drainage district com missioners in Kootenai county. No. 160, by Lavelle—Providing pen alty for trespass when driving stock from ranges. Memorial No. 13, by Featherstone and others—Submitting constitutional amendment providing state may con trol and promote the development of water power resources. No. 129, by Kent—Creating the Eleventh judicial district out of Boundary and Bonner counties. House joint memorial No. 17, by committee on Indian affairs—Urging congress to censure Secretary of War Baker for giving honorable discharge to conscientious objectors. The reference committee recom mended that house bill No. 219 by Thomas,'appropriating $30,000 for the improvements on the south work of the Coeur d'Alene river, be not printed and the report was adopted. The public health committee to pro hibit spitting in cars of common car riers was defeated. The appropria tions committee introduced a bill car rying a total of $2,143,000 for the state department of education and state institutions. The appropriations included therein for the two north Idaho educational institutions and de partment of education are as follows; Funds for University. State board of education and re gents of the University of Idaho and superintendent of public instruction, $58,120. University of Idaho, colleges of let ters, agriculture, engineering, for estry, law, mines, summer school, $489,698. Administration, operation and re pairs, $175,290. Agricultural home station, $19,200. Sandpoint farm, $13,150. Caldwell farm, $20,200. Aberdeen farm, $7050. Highland station at Felt, $1100. Insect pest and soil survey, $6600. For control of alfalfa weevil, $20, experimentations, 000 . Total, $97,700. Cooperative extension work, $286, 943. Capitol additions, completion of south wing of administration build ing, $44,361. Fire protection system, $20,000. Good roads laboratory, $3000. New walks and lighting system, $4000. Tile floor in dairy building, $1500. Poultry house, $1500. Grand University of Idaho total, $1,123,992. Lewiston normal, salaries, $147,690. Campus im Operation; provemeht, $500. Installation of ventilation system, $4500. Rural drainage cistern, $2000. Total, $209,000. $54,310. END OF SEATTLE STRIKE BELIEVED TO DE IN SIGHT SEATTLE.—Forty thousand strik ing shipyard workers will vote on the referendum proposing to end the strikes at Seattle. Tacoma, Aberdeen and Anacortes, which began on Jan uary 21, if the assurances are given that the strikers' conference to ad just wage demands and other differ ences scheduled to be held in Wash ington, D, C., not later.than March 17, is transferred to the Pacific coast. A resolution to this effect was passed by delegates representing the unions comprising the metal trades councils of the four cities at a joint meeting here this morning. On every side the action taken indicate that the strikes are soon to be called off. produced in the north. He urges that there can be no reason for the Federal Government refunding this amount of money to the states of the south, from either the standpoint of consti tutionality of law, or from the stand point of injustice in the operation of the tax.