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The Daily Star-Mirror
The Victory loan bill, providing for the raising of $7,000,000,000, and the
wheat price guarantee bill were passed by congress Sunday morning follow
ing an all night session in which the republicans attempted to fillibuster
and prevent a vote on these measures. Senator R. M. La Follette, of Wis
consin, who narrowly escaped impeachment or expulsion from the senate
on charges of disloyalty, led the fillibuster, talking Saturday afternoon and
until 7 O'clock Sunday morning. Senator Boise Penrose, of Pennsylvania,
discovered there was no quorum in the senate at an early hour Sunday
morning and a sergeant at arms was sent out to arrest absentees and bring
them in. The vote was taken at 7 o'clock Sunday morning on the Victory
loan bill, which Senator Lodge had advocated killing by the notorious filli
' buster methods. Lodge had called a meeting of republicans to take ac
tion to prevent these important bills baing made laws before the adjourn
ment of congress at noon tomorrow.
The Victory loan bill being passed and certain to receive the signature
of President Wilson dispenses with the need of an extra session which the
republicans were trying to force the president to call immediately upon the
Adjournment of congress tomorrow. He will probably call an extra session
after his return to America in June.
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Wheat Price Bill Assured.
Of great interest to the farmers is the assurance that the government
guarantee of $2.26 for the 1919 wheat crop Chicago basis is to be main
tained. The bill providing one billion dollars to make this guarantee good
is certain to be passed and receive the signature of President Wilson be
fore he leaves for France tomorrow.
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Bitter on Loan Bill.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Passage Sunday morning by the senate of the
"Victory loan" bill, authorizing sale by the treasury of $7,000,000,000 of new
short-term notes and $1,000,000,000 for advances by the war finance corpora
tion in extending American foreign commerce, came after a bitter contro
Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin, republican, made the principal speech
on the bill, holding the senate floor from 1 o'clock this morning until after
He had expected to speak only an hour, and disclaimed intention to obstruct
the bill.
When the Wisconsin senator concluded, Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania,
republican, sought to force an adjournment without action on the bill. A
quorum was lacking but the administration leaders had the sergeant-at-arms
round up absentees end, after a quorum was secured at 6 o'clock, the bill
was promptly put through.
Failure of Filibuster Plan.
Several senators were brought from their homes after 4:40 o'clock.
While Senator LaFollette was speaking, Senator Sherman of Illinois, re
, publican, who was among the most active of the republicans urging a fili
. buster, canvassed the situation. He said he found only four other republi
V-* cans willing to cooperate in a filibuster, so the attempt was abandoned.
Early this morning Senator Sherman spoke about ten minutes in opposition
to the bill, deploring the president's refusal to call congress in early session,
declaring it "unwise to leave the nation headless" after March 4, with the
president in France and members of congress dispersed.
A bulletin telling of forage crops
is being prepared for free distribution
by the agricultural experiment sta
tion of the University of Idaho and
it gives much information that will
be of value to the farmers. Sixty
different plats were used in produc
ing cultures and mixtures of forage
crops last year and the results are
set forth in the bulletin. The seed
ing of alfalfa in rows instead of
broadcast has been found to be bene
ficial and is recommended by the ex
periment station staff. Sudan grass,
: «an annual hay plant, was found to be
ideal for this section and is recom
mended. Professor Hulbert says:
"Sudan grass matured seed last
year as well as produced a good yield
of hay. This crop should be success
ful for either hay or pasture any
where in Idaho. It should, however,
be seeded in rows rather than drilled
Various mixtures of peas were
grown for hay. White Canadian or
White Colorado field peas gave the
best results and are recommended for
Idaho. These peas mixed with oats
at the rate of 100 pounds of peas to
60 pounds of oats gave the best yields.
The best varieties of peas for seed
production, because of their high
yielding qualities and high market
price were found to be Blue Bell, Blue
Prussian and Alaska. For hogging
off the department recommends White
Canada, Bangalia or "McAdoo" (for
merly called "the Kaiser") are rec
ommend^ as they are high yielders
and hogs clean them up with no
waste. In the bean testing white
navy beans were found to be the best
and to give the most satisfactory re
sults. The Pinto beans were tried
but did not prove satisfactory. The
department recommends seeding 30
pounds to the acre in this part of
Again Rustler's White Dent com
found to be the best adapted to
northern Idahp and is recommended
by the station. It has been found to
yield well, to mature perfectly, if so
desired and to be ideal for silage pro
ducing a heavy yield of excellent sil
age per acre. A yield of 123 bushels
per acre was obtained with this corn
and several yields at the rate of 90
bushels per acre were secured last
WARSAW.—Sunday, by Associated
Press.—For the second time a train
bearing members of the inter-allied
mission to Poland was fired on by
Ukranians, according to official tele
grams received by Premier Paderew
ski. The shooting occurred between
Lemberg and Przemysl.

* PORTLAND, Ore.—The rail- +
* road commission of Oregon, +
+ Washington and Idaho, in con- +
+ ference here today, decided that *
* the Washington public service +
* commission will bring suit im- ♦
* mediately against the federal +
* railroad administration to test +
* the legality of the administra- *
* tion's control over purely intra- ♦
+ state freight rates. *
Next Wednesday, March 5, is "Ash"
Wednesday and the beginning of lent,
a season observed throughout the
civilized world by several church de
nominations. The Episcopal church
of Moscow will have a special pro
gram of lectures and addresses for
the season. Rev. W. H. Bridge, the
pastor, is preparing what is certain
to be a very interesting and instruc
tive series of addresses,
nouncement follows;
According to a custom maintained
since the second century, the Epis
copal church commences its annual
Lenten Retreat on Wednesday of this
week (Ash Wednesday). Rev. W. H.
Bridge will conduct a series of ves
per services commencing Sunday next
at 4 p. m.- and deliver a course of ad
dresses on "The Spiritual Teaching of
the Poets." He has issued to his
congregation the following petty sug
gestions for Lent:
Lenten Suggestions.
Test yourself against your habits;
discover how far you are their slave
—or their master.
Give up some amusements or lux
uries, not because they are wrong,
but for self-discpiline.
Make time for meditation, interces
sion, cultivation of inward quiet and
Discover your Bible—get inside it.
Resolve upon a regular attendance
at church; above all try to use the
quiet morning hour of the early com
If not a confirmed church member,
attend the rector's confirmation class
and discover what churchmanship
means; then if your conscience ap
proves the ideal, make the decision.
Mark times and dates of church
services and classes and be as loyal
to them as you are in keeping othe)
Set yourself to kill contempt, scorn,
memories of past offences or church
Set yourself to serve the fellowship;
seek to be large-hearted with the love
of God.
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♦ Just as The Star-Mirror goes.*
+ to press it learns that the North +
+ and South State Highway has ♦
♦ been located through Moscow to ♦
+ Potlatch, thence through Har- ♦
+ vard. Meadow creek and Santa ♦
♦ to St. Maries. A resolution ♦
+ adopting this route has just been ♦
+ passed by the state highway ♦
+ commission at Boise. ♦
BOISE. — According to figures
available the Idaho legislature will
probably appropriate about $7,715,000
exclusive of an authorization to vote
bonds aggregating $2,900,000.
duction in the amount of taxes which
the people of Idaho will have to pay
of about $1,000,000 through endow
ments and federal allowances will
leave the grand total of taxes for
the biennium at more than $6,500,000.
The senate passed the state council
of defense act today with an approp
riation of $5000, and a bill appropri
ating $10,000 to build a bridge across
the Kootenai river in Boundary coun-'
After having been amended by Dr;
Mason, senator from Shoshone coun
ty, the measure licensing chiroprac
tors was passed.
The $900,000 bond issue bill to con
struct two wings on the state capitol
passed the house today by a vote of
51 to 11, as did a $25,000 appropria
tion to widen the Spokane river at
Coeur d'Alene lake.
Defeat met the measure which
would have created a woman's wel
fare commission.
Sifting committees in the house and
senate each introduced a bill Satur
day. The house measure was a gen
eral appropriation bill for the use
during the biennium of the state gov
ernment and amounted to $1,490,000,
and the new senate measure Jby Ma
son of Shoshone county provides for
the addition of an osteopath and chi
ropractor on the state examining
Refusing to accept the report of
the special committee of nonpartisan
An important conference is being held in Washington today where Presi
dent Wilson has invited the governors of every state in the Union and the
mayors of leading cities to confer with him on legislation needed for the
general advancement and stabilization of the country and its commercial
interest, and to discuss the labor problem.
Twenty-one governors have accepted invitations to attend the conference
and 24 others are expected to send representatives. One hundred and
eleven mayors have announced their iiftention of attending, while 24 others
will be represented by delegates.
In addition to the list of speakers for the conference already made public,
it was announced tonight that John Hays Hammond would speak Wednes
day on domestic and foreign commerce.
President Wilson Promises Nation's Help.
WASHINGTON.—At the opening of the White House conference of gov
ernors and mayors on peace time business and labor problems today, Presi
dent Wilson promised the federal government would consider itself the
servant of the states, municipalities and counties in solving the readjust
ment problems and would perform this duty guided by suggestions of the
President Wilson said he hoped the conference mission would
assume a wide range, including means of restoring labor conditions to a
normal basis as soon as possible, "effecting such fresh acceleration of labor
and industry as circumstances may make necessary."
Secretary of Labor Wilson, who presided at the opening session, told the
conference that the recent strikes at Seattle, Butte, Lawrence, Mass., and
other places was not industrial economic disputes, in their origin, but the
results of deliberate organized attempts of a social, political movement to
establish a soviet government in the United States.
Conference Endorses Deportation Plans.
WASHINGTON.—The «täte governors and mayors- of cities in conference
labor and business problems at the White House today, unanimously
adopted resolutions endorsing the statement of Secretary of Labor Wilson
that it is the secretary's duty to deport all persons advocating the over
throw of this government by force.
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league senators who had been ap
pointed to investigate a paragraph in
an article in the Idaho Leader, the
nonpartisan organ in this state, in
which appeared veiled intimations of
bribery against senators Robertson,
Yeaman and Seaver, the Idaho senate
yesterday by a vote of 29 to five ex
pressed its disapproval of the nature
of the findings. Senator Robertson
insisted that the report should show
that the committee found that the
senators were not guilty of such a
charge as bribery and should show
whether there was any reason for
the alleged charge.
The Leader article was one of a
series of letters which have been pub
lished in the paper as going from an
imaginary lobbyist for the General
Electric company of New York to the
head office and inferred that the
lobbyist had used $5000 to influence
Memorializing congress to spend
$500,000 to construct a road on the
Lewis and Clark highway in Nez
Perce, Clearwater and Idaho counties,
the house memorial was passed by
the upper body.
PORTLAND, Ore.—Demands for in
creased pay for telephone employes on
Postmaster General Burleson have
not been met and a general strike is
A referedum vote of about 10,000
employes on the Pacific coast, indu
ing California, Oregon, Washington
and Nevada, has been taken.
The results are believed to favor
a strike and demand for recognition
of the union and a 50 to 100 per cent
wage raise.
Girl operators gettting $9 to $12 a
week demand $4 a day, and males de
mand increase from $3.75 to $6.00.
Government operation carries with
it political standards of wages which
are not based on efficiency or on con
ditions governing private industry.
This is one of the severely practical
arguments against public ownership
of public utilities—the disturbance of
wage standards and the resulting in
crease in cost of production and tax
burdens on the general public.
Congress closes by limitation at noon tomorrow and, as is always' the case,
work is being'rushed in the last hours of the session but much important
legislation will not be reached and will have to go over to a special session.
The bill validating $2,600,000,000 in claims for war contracts which were
made without the legal formalities, was passed. The telegraphic story of
today's proceedings in the halls of congress follows:
War Contracts Validated This Morning.
WASHINGTON.—The bill validating and authorizing adjustment of over
$2,600,000,000 of war contracts and the $33,000,000 rivers and harbors ap
propriation bill were signed by President Wilson this morning.
Ford Will Not Get Seat in Senate.
The democratic senate leaders today withdrew their objections to receiv
ing the credentials of Truman H. Newberry, of Michigan, republican senator
elect, whose election is being contested by Henry Ford, democrat. They said
that Newberry is assured of being seated in the next senate, subject to a
probable investigation.
Take No Action on Prohibition.
An agreement was reached today by the senate judiciary committee to
take no action on legislation to enforce the war time prohibition law which
becomes effective July 1. The committee decided there is no chance for the
passage of the pending bill this session.
Victory Bill Out of Way Now.
With the Victory loan bill passed by the senate early Sunday morning
out of the way, both branches of congress went to work early this morning
with hope of clearing of a mass of bills. Democratic leaders predicted
that while the army and navy appropriation measures will not be passed,
the billion dollar wheat guarantee bill and the general deficiency appropria
tion measure, carrying $760,000,000 additional for the railroad administra
tion, will be enacted before sine die adjournment at noon tomorrow.
Senator Sherman Takes Fling at Wilson.
After Senator Sherman, of Illinois, republican, had delivered an addresa
to the senate today sharply criticising the league of nations and President
Wilson, Senator McCumber, of North Dakota, also a republican, and mem
ber of the foreign relations committee, urged the United States to become
a party to the league for preserving the world peace.
To Investigate Condensed Milk.
Investigation by the federal trade commission of the milk industry, par
ticularly relating to condensed milk, was provided in a resolution adopted
by the senate today.
Huns Again Attack Poles

♦ POSEN, Sunday.—The Ger- ♦
+ mans, after three days of com- ♦
* parative quiet resumed attacks *
* all along the line upon the Poles ♦
♦ today, according to reports from ♦
+ the Polish-German frontier.
*********** * + + + * *
Basket Ball Games Tonight.
The University of Washington bas
ket ball team will meet the Univer
sity of Idaho team in the gymnasium
at the university tonight and tomor
row night. Washington has one of
the strong teams of the coast and a
game well worth seeing will be played
this evening. There should be a good
attendance. The cost of bringing the
team here is large and Moscow people
must patronize these games if they
are to continue. If Idaho defeats
Washington tonight and tomorrow
night her chances of winning the
northwest championship will be great
ly strengthened.
7:15, sharp.
Games called at
Revenue Collector W. A. Cole will
arrive in Moscow on March 6 and will
be located at the court house, where
he can be consulted without charge.
"Bring in your figures, your prob
lems, your doubts, and your ques
tions," is his invitation contained in
the announcement of his coming visit.
Collector of Internal «Revenue W. C.
Whaley ,is sending one of his deputies,
W. A. Cole, solely to help people in
this vicinity to determine their in
dividual liability and to comply with
the law's requirements as to 1918 in
His office hours will be from 9 a. m.
to 12 m. and from 1 p. m. to 6 p. m.
each day and he will remain in town
until the closp of business on March
8, 1919.
"This free advisory service, "writes
Collector W. C. Whaley," is planned
for those who are required for the
first time to consider their liability
and to make sworn returns.
"Many thousands who were not af
fected by the prior Federal laws tax
ing incomes must this year file re
turns. Here are the requirements;
" 'Every unmarried person who had
a net income of $1000 or over during
1918; and every married person who,
together with wife (or husband) and
minor children, had a net income of
$2000 in 1918.'
"The advice and services of the dep
uty collector are entirely free, and
he is authorized to administer the
oath required on returns, free of
charge, persons who are taxable
should make payment when filing
their returns by attaching check or
"This tax is a war burden; it is a
part of the price of victory, the great
est victory that the world has known.
I believe the people of this district
will meet it fully; and I am offering
every facility of my office to aid them
to determine their individual liabil
Elks Ball Postponed.
Owing to the influenza situation
the Elks ball, which was to have been
held tonight, has been indefinitely
postponed. Announcement will be
made when the next date for the
dance is fixed. •
There are a number of new cases of
influenza in Moscow and some of
them are regarded as serious. A
meeting of Mayor Truitt, City Health
Officer Adair, County Health Officer
Stevenson and others was held today
and it was decided best to stop all
dancing, parties and basket ball
games this week. The two games
at the University of Idaho with the
University of Washington team will
be permitted, but no high school or
public school students or pupils will
be permitted to attend these or to
attend any picture show or other
Most of the cases so far reported
are confined to students of the high
school and pupils of the grade schools
but several new cases are reported
among adults, including Professor and
1 Mrs. Jonte, B. F. Rowe, deputy coun
ty treasurer and Mrs. W. F. Morgar
eidge, wife of Moscow's postmaster.
Most of the cases appear to be in
light form, but there are a few that
are causing much uneasiness. If con
ditions improve by the end of the
week the ban on school children at
tending meetings may be lifted, but
Dr. Adair urges that the utmost care
be used in reporting all suspicious
cases and that any one with sore
throat, tonsilitis or cough remain at
home until it is learned that it is
not influenza.
The funeral of Victor Gustafson was
held at the Swedish Lutheran church
Sunday afternoon at 2:16. Rev, J. E.
Oslund conducted the services. In
terment was in the Moscow cemetery.
The funeral was largely attended by
friends who had known the deceased
for many years. There were many
beautiful floral offerings.
Law Library Gets Books.
The law library at the University
of Idaho is just in receipt of a com
plete set of the New York state sta
tutes. This is a very valuable and
important addition to the law library.
The New York statutes have been used
as a modél in procedure for nearly
all states of the Union and are re
garded as authority on many ques
tions of importance, being referred
to by courts and attorneys probably
more frequently than any other sta
tutes, Idaho's statutes are founded
more on the California statutes, but
the New York statutes will be of
great interest and help to the law
students at the university.
++*++*+*+ * * ******
* Idaho Boys Coming Home. +
* NEW YORK. — With 1,562 ♦
+ troops, the cruiser Frederick ar- ♦
* rived here today from Brest. The ♦
+ units aboard included the Third +
* battalion headquarters compan- ♦
* ies I and D, ten officers and 288 *
+ men of the 162nd infantry, 41st *
* division national guardsmen of ♦
+ Washington, Oregon, Montana, ♦
* Idaho and Wyoming. They are ♦
* assigned to Gamps Pike, Lee, ♦
* Lewis and Dix.

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