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Spartacans continue to fight in Bavaria and in other placée in the former
German empire, but they are being defeated in many places and at one
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place many wete killed and 112 others captured.
German submarines will once more be on the American coast, but they
will be commanded by American officers and men who are being sent to
Scotland to bring a number of the boats to the United States, so there will
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be no fear along the Atlantic coast when the periscopes are seen.
The cable and telegraphic reports of foreign news received today follow:
WASHINGTON.—Premier Orlando, of Italy, today cabled President Wil
f°n a Personal message declaring that "the whole Italian people compre
liend and acclaim with joy the high value and the everlasting significance
" ,a " taeue
Italy's premier has wired today that the Italian people, who have suffered
so deeply from the recent war, are wild with delight over the assurance
of a league of nations which will prevent future wars.
Spartacans Active—Some Are Killed.
COPENHAGEN.—Rioting broke out anew in Munich Thursday, according
to The Politiken correspondent there. Three thousand Spartacan soldiers
inarched to the parliament building in an effort to force the diet to proclaim
a soviet republic in Bavaria.
German government troops yesterday occupied the town of Hamborn, in
the Ruhr industrial region after a fight in which a number of Spartacans
were killed and 112 were captured.
Refuse Financial Help for Russia.
WASHINGTON.—Foreign exchange transactions between the United
States and Russia have been prohibited by the federal reserve board. Similar
action has been taken by the authorities of Great Britain and France. It
is understood one purpose of the step is to stop financing Bolsheviki propa
-- jp.
Bring German Submarines to America.
WASHINGTON.—Orders were issued to the navy department today to
assign a number of officers for "duty in connection with German aubma
It is learned authoritatively that this duty is to bring some of the
surrendered submarines to the United States.
HELENA, Mont.—Now that the
strike of Butte miners is a thing of
past, by the middle of Marc
should be known whether unemploy
ment in Montana is to assume an es
pecially serious phase. During the
time of the strike in Butte there were
many idle men in Butte, miners for
the most part; smeltermen or mill J
men in Anaconda and Great Falls, i
and woodsmen and lumbermen thrown [
out of employment through the shut
ting down of the Butte mines and the |
partial reduction of output of the j
smelting plants at Anaconda and j
Great Falls.
But with the resumption of mining
at Butte, all these men, or nearly all, !
ception of the cities directly affected
by the Butte conditions, no cities or
towns report alarming idleness.
Troops are returning rapidly and will
swell the ranks of the unemployed,
but the number of idle men will be
the same, practically, whether the for
mer soldiers and sailors take their
former positions or not, since the
number of women who took soldiers'
work during their absence is very
small in this state.
The horizon is not altogether dark.
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Everything indicates a tremendous,
demand for farm labor. In answer
to the appeal of their patriotism the
farmers are to put in, it is said, the
greatest crops in the history of the
commonwealth. There are numerous
highway projects, all of which will
call for men, and a number of rail
w»y projects, abandoned because of
the iJÄr, will, it is hoped, be resumed.
Except in Butte, the number of idle
men in Montana, in normal times, is
usually very small. During the last
thrsë years the problem has been not
find work for the man but to find
men for the work. Montana was not
engaged in strictly war work to any
appreciable exteat and in consequence
few of its industries suffered when
the armistice came.
It is predicted, as in past years,
that the chief problem in the state,
therefore, will be to obtain men for
the farms. High wages for several
years have failed to attract men to
the country, even temporarily for the
harvest season, and it is felt that the
situation this year will be but little
stock and building to H. J. Everett,
who recently arrived here from Cali
fornia. Possession was taken at
Mr. Everett Is a son-in-law of f
Soils Fallon Store.
W. L. Potter, who has owned the
grocery store at Fallon for the past
two years, this week disposed of the
Harve Lebold of the Fallon neighbor
hood. Mr. Potter retains his position
as manager for the Farmers Ware
house company at Fallon,
moved his family to town, occupying
the house at the corner of Beach and
Mohr streets formerly occupied by
the W. G. Scates family—Palouse Re
He has
Much Snow la Woods.
F'rank Boyd, who has been working
for the Potlatch Lumber company in
Camp 11, near Helmer, returned home
yesterday, and reports the snow at
least four feet deep in the woods,
making it necessary to shut down the :
camp. It Is understood that Camp 6 j
also shut down because of the j
snow. Until the past two weeks
there has been but little snow in the
mountains.Palouse Republic.
JUNEAU, Alaska.—Fur exports
from Alaska during the fiscal year
ending 1918 were valued at $2,281,782
according to the annual record of the
territorial customs collector. A large
part of this increase over the 1917
total, which was $379,500, is due to
the fact that in 1918 there were no
reports received on the value of the
skins of fur seals killed by the gov
ernment on the Pribiloff Islands.
due earlier, than ever before,
Income tax payments this year are
j first payment date is March 15th,
i s j mu itaneous with the final due date
of the return required by the new
revenue law.
"File and pay by March 15th" is
the new slogan of the internal rev
enue bureau,
preparing to handle the flood of in
come tax payments that will reach
him between now and the close of
Collector Whaley is
business on Saturday, March 15th.
"Early payment of income taxes is
0 f the utmost importance in meet
j ng the treasury's debts brought
adou t by the war," explains Collector
t6th as the first payment date be
cause there are large obligations out
sending in the form of certificates of
indebtedness that must be met on
"The earlier payment this year
s b 0 uld cause no hardship to taxpay
erg| w ho, generally speaking, have
an ticipated the enactment of the new
j aw and have set aside a reserve
f rom 1918 income to meet the gov
"What is needed now is another
prac tical display of that great spirit
coopération which has carried over
the top every big governmental ob
jgetive that had to do with the win
n i ng 0 f the war. The persons and
corpora tions who are called upon by
t he new law to pay income and war
excess P rofits taxes on 1918 income
bave a great, vital duty to perform,
That it will be done in the thorough
American way is a foregone con
"Every taxpayer who can possibly
do so is urged to pay his entire tax
when filing his return, on or before
March 15th. The instalment method,
by which one-quarter of the amount
may be paid at that time, followed
by quarterly payments on June 16th,
ep t. 15 th and Dec. 16th, is intended
or taxpayers whose financing of the
tax at one time would tend to upset
local financial conditions.
"Don't wait until the final due date,
March 16th, for filing your return or
paying your tax. Let us eliminate
the last minute rush, so far as pos
sible. By evenly distributing the
load, between now and March 16th,
every taxpayer will have a chance to
get any needed advice and aid in de
termining his liability and preparing
return. The internal revenue bu
reau has placed its 'entire energies
into meeting the needs of taxpayers
this respect. Also, by distributing
load, the government machinery
The new law names March
will be better able to stanch the strain
that this great effort entails.
us all get together and establish
another record for Americanism."
"Cooperaion is the spirit of the
time. It is vital to the income tax.
Gillett to Be Speaker.
♦ WASHINGTON.— Représenta
♦ tive Gillett, of Massachusetts
♦ will be the next speaker of the
♦ house, having defeated Repre
+ sentative Mann, of Illinois, who
♦ has been republican floor leader,
J by a vote of two to one in the
♦ republican caucus held last night
♦ by representatives and repre
♦ sentatives-elect who will be in
♦ the next congress. Gillett re
♦ ceived 139 votes to 69 for Mann
* and 13 for Campbell, of Kansas.
* m i wo y ot , c ® to
♦ Mann s one. Mr. Mann had been
♦ the republican candidate for
♦ speaker during the last three
* sessions when the republicans
* , t ^ e min °rity He was
♦ opposed by many because of his
+ war record, he having bitterly
+ opposed the United States en
J tering the war and having de
+ Xongest^termï^He^waÏ re
+ gar ded as pro -German until af- +
î traa 1 «::
♦ the house, having served longer
♦ continuously than any other *
♦ w m ef' + h He i, haS bee - n a
▼ ber of the house since 1892, *§•
♦ having been reelected 13 con- ♦
♦ secutive times. ♦
+ ♦♦♦ + + ♦♦ + ♦♦♦♦ + + + ♦
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Mr. and Mes. S. P. Jensen, of Mos
cow, are in receipt of the following
letter from their son, the Rev. Joshua
Jensen, who is a missionary in China.
The letter follows:
"Chengtu, Dec. 17.
"Dear Mother: We have arrived
here safely at last after a long and
tedious journey. We have had no
serious mishap or illness along the
way and are all well. Of course we
are all tired for the trip was a hard
one from Wanshieu up here. So far
as the trip itself was concerned, it
was the hardest I have ever taken
aside from having four extra girls
to look after.
For several days we traveled thru
country so badly infested with rob
bers that the Chinese soldiers did not
dare to go with us. Twice we were
held up by them and once they took
some of our goods but returned them,
And one night when we came to the |
town where we were to stay we I
found that something over a thous- i
and robbers were in possession of the j
town so that there was no room for j
us but the chieftan of the band sent I
me his card and promised me safe i
conduct to the next town, eight miles |
away, so we went on for that dis
tar.ee over slippery and badly broken
roads in the dark.' And when we got
there we found that town in posses
Another strike involving 16,000 men which may spread to include many
thousand more, has been called at New York for 2 o'clock tomorrow after
The harbor workers will walk out at that time and hope to tie up
American shipping to Europe.
A nation-wide strike of electrical workers is threatened unless President
Wilson does the bidding of the officers of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers and a telegram warning the president of the impending
strike was sent to him today.
Harbor Workers Strike Tomorrow.
NEW YORK.—A Strike of 16,000 harbor workers, effective at 2 p. m.
tomorrow was voted today by the executive council of the marine workers
affiliations as a result of dissatisfaction with the award of V. Everett Macy,
umpire of the national war labor board in granting an eight hour day with
out increased wages.
Bleetrieal Workers to Strike.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois.—A nation-wide strike of electrical workers af
filiated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is in
prospect "unless President Wilson provides some committee, commission or
court to which members of the organization can submit grievances" ac
cording to Charles P. Ford, secretary of the brotherhood, following the
sending of a telegram appealing to the president for action today.
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sion of several thousand soldiers who
♦ had come to have a parley with the
■> robbers. So we went to a temple
♦ and made our beds on the floor and
♦ lent some of our quilts to the Chinese
♦ who were with us. Others of them
♦ bought some nice straw and burrow
♦ ed down in that to sleep.
♦ "But the Lord was with us and
+ we got here without injury or loss.
♦ "What the future has in store for
♦ us I do not know. We have had
♦ enthusiastic welcome back to west
+ China. Yachow and Kiating want
♦ us badly and it seems that Chingtu
♦ and Suefu would like to have us too.
♦ But it looks now as if we would be
♦ ; sent to Kiating. That would suit
♦ i Lola very well and, in many ways I
1 would like it too. , '
"We expect to stay here until after
j conference. I will do some studying
writing and getting acquainted,
"We are thanking God for victory
and peace in Europe. With love to
all, your son, JOSHUA."
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BOISE.—Paving the way for Ida
ho's good roads construction program
iu 1921 and 1922, the state affairs
committee of the house launched a
bill yesterday calling for a $2.000,000
bond issue, to be floated to raise the
necessary amount of funds to carry
I it out. Before the issue is made avail
able, however, the people of the state
must ratify it at the general election
to he held in 1920. Only their ratifi
cation will make the issue valid.
When the bonds are sold and the
imposant bills that has been intro
duced during the present session of
the legislature. If carried and rati
fled by the people it will remove the
necessity of the next legislature tax
ing the people directly to carry on the
good roads program as has been found
necessary this session,
Postpone Enabling Act Bill,
The general county division enab
ling act, by Gough and Bonnell, was
killed by being indefinitely postponed
by a vote of 45 to 16.
money raised the proceeds must go
toward the construction of a system
of state highways. The department
of public works is directed to apply
the money as follows: "To tho com
pletion or construction of state roads
or bridges in cooperation with coun
ties and highway districts of the state
or federal government or both, In such
amounts as deemed proper by the de
partment. The allotment is made con
tingent upon the availability of co
operative funds to be supplied by
counties, highway districts and the
federal government."
It is looked upon as one of the most
Pr^siHonf u.™ . . , _ ,
WASHINGTON.-Preparations for President Wilson's' return to France
were completed today at the White House He will sail on the tran^nJt
■»r 1 "; a, . r ■ teaki " B Tue,daï nisht
j f ^ ^ ormer President Taft at New York. The presi
- S * W1 leave Washington on a special train Tuesday afternoon after ad
l 0Urnmeat °H C0agress - He wni st °P one and a half hours at Philadelphia
to see his daughter, Mrs Savre anH Eî« now j *n ,
New York at J f 7 7 grandson, and will reach
. V e at 8 ' 30 p ' m ' After speaking he and Mrs. Wilson will go directly
aDoard the transport and spend the night, leaving Wednesday morning.
Denies Statement on Irish Question.
WASHINGTON.—Secretary Tumulty issued a statement from the White
House today denying formally on behalf of President Wilson that the presi
dent had told members of the congressional foreign affairs committee Wed
nesday that the Irish question is a matter between England and Ireland
and that Ireland will not have
Regarding the work of the peace conference and the formation of the
league of nations as the most important work before the United States
ernment, overshadowing all local issues, President Wilson will sail for
h ranee from New York Wednesday morning. He is spending just enough
time in the United States to sign the bills passed by congress and will
leave Washington the day that congress adjourns, speaking with ex-Presi
dent Taft in New York that night.
Work is being rushed in Washington to prepare for the close of
Tuesday and much is being accomplished. More news comes from Wash
ington today than from any other section of the world,
of today's news follows:
The telegraph story
a voice in the peace conference at present.
Will Not Return Railroads to Owners.
Director-General Hines announced today with the
Wilson that the railroads
trol until there has been
approval of President
are not to be relinquished from government
. , . , an opportunity to see what constructive permanent
program of legislation is likely to be adopted "within a reasonable time."
Senator Lodge Speaks Guardedly.
Crowds larger than ever filled the senate gallery since the debate on the
league of nations began, gathered today to hear Senator Lodge, of Massa
chusette, deliver a warning to Americans in hope they would weight care
fully the proposed constitution of the league of nations and insist upon its
revision. He declared that instead of safeguarding the world's peace, the
eague, as now planned would engender misunderstandings and strife
declared that the constitution as now drafted would contravene the Monroe
doctrine and strike at American sovereignty and involve America in foreign
disputes and would substitute internationalism for nationalism and would
be a benefit principally to Europe. Senator Lodge insisted the agreement
for a concert of nations should be drawn calmly and deliberately
the world is at peace.
and when
Hitchcock Replies to Lodge.
After Lodge had concluded Chairman Hitchcock, of the foreign relations
committee, took the floor and denounced as "preposterous" Senator Lodge's
suggestions that a league of nations would deprive the United States of the
right of self-defense.
Deficiency BUI Passed.
The general deficiency bill appropriating $27,771 000
house today.
was passed by the
To Open New Garage.
E. A. Cruver, who has been with
the Idaho National Harvester
pany as an expert machinist and who,
because of his known ability, ,
chosen by the federal government
one of the instructors for the S. A.
T. C. in auto mechanics, is to open a
general garage in the Stewart build
mg| on North Main street tomorrow.
This is the building formerly known
as the Model Stables. Mr.' Cruver
will have one of the most complete
and up-to-date garages in northern
Idaho. Mr. Cruver is too well known
to Moscow people to need introduc
tion. He enjoys the reputation of be
ing one of the best auto mechanics
in the west,
in tomorrow's paper.
v' a
See his advertisement
BOISE.—The land settlement act,
indorsed by the department of the in
terior, opening the way for Idaho to
advantage of the $100,000,000
appropriation by congress, was pass
ed by the legislature of this state
and sent to the governor. It carries
a $100,000 appropriation. The sen
ate approved the state constabulary
measure and sent it to the house,
where it is being considered today.
, The house made arrangements to
direct the closing rush of the session
by creating a sifting committee on
which Speaker Kiger appointed Rep
resentatives Adamson, Hugo, Sutcliff,
Morgan and Snow. The big good
road tax bill to raise $1,800,000 was
passed by the house under suspension
of the rules.
The senate this morning passed
senate bill 131, by the committee on
education, unifying and simplifying
the school code of Idaho in respect
to organization and classification of
districts and administration and elec
tion. Other measures passed by the
senate follow:
Senate bill No. 71, providing judge
of criminal court gives advice to jury
to acquit, the state may appeal to
settle law point; house bill No. 102,
amends the law of payments for as
sessments in irrigation districts;
senate bill No. 118, creating bureau
#f child hygiene; house bill No. 106,
àmends law providing general powers
for directors of irrigation districts;
house bill No. 50, codifying limited
partnership laws; house bill No. 44,
codifying law of sales relating to
formation of limited contracts; house
bill 48, providing new schedule of
fees for probate courts; house bill
No. 119, fixing time and place for
the meetings of county commissioners.
nii SINK
An important strike
was made a
few days ago on the Merger Mining
company's property, formerly the Miz
pah, in the Hoodoo district, when high
grade primary ore was cut at a depth
of 175 feet, three feet of the
averaging 20 per cent copper. At last
reports received from the mine, the
chute had been cut 15 feet and the
crew was still working in the high
grade ore.
This strike is of the greatest im
portance, as it proves beyond any
question that th e high grade ore goes
down and as it is primary ore fchal
copyrite) there is no question that It
extends to a great depth. For years
as the development work progressed
oa the property, hundreds of toas of
dump, some of which has been hauled
to the smelter and paid excellent re
turns, even though it was necessauf
to haul the ore by team 17 miles t*
the railroad. The one thing that was
not known, and which was most im
portant. as on it hinged the value of
the property, was whether this rich
body of ore continued to any consid
erable depth. The strike just made
proves that it does, and that the
Merger is a real mine, carrying, in
all probability, a body of rich copper
ore equal to that of some of the
larger mines of the Coeur d'Alene
J| C. Northrup, through whose un
tiring efforts the property has been
brought to its present stage of devel
opment, and who is the principal
stockholder and the manager of the
leasing company, which is now work
ing the property, feels that the future
of the mine is now assured,
informs The Republic that plans are
being worked out for the installation
of a mill on the property next sum
mer. This will enable the company
to concentrate their low grade ore, of
which they have between 2000 and
3000 tons on the dump, besides a
large tonnage that could easily ba
mined. This ore will average about
five per cent copper.
Teams are being put on now with
the intention of hauling some 200 or
more tons of the high grade ore to
Harvard, if the sleighing lasts, for
shipment to the smelter. Pour teams
were sent in from Palouse this week.
Work at the property has been car
ried on all winter, under the direc
tion of B. B. Northru».—Palouse Re

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