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t The Daily Star-Mirror i VOLUME VIII NUMBER 133 MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1919 fOGH SERVES ULTIMATUM Germany is in a critical condition General Foch has demanded the sur render of the German mercantile fleet regardless of the food situation. Berlin is in the throes of a general strike which leaves the city in darkness without water, gas, electricity, railroads or street cars. Bavaria has civil war and a state of siege has been declared in portions of Berlin. It is believed that the German government is tottering and that it may fall, in which case a repetition of the outrages committed in Russia under Bol aheviki rule is feared. The cable story of European events today follows: COPENHAGEN.—Marshal Foch has demanded the immediate delivery of the German mercantile fleet without regard to the question of food supply, according to a dispatch from Weimar, where the German national assembly is in session. The Prussian government has declared a state of seige in the Polish dis trict of Berlin, Spandau and other suburbs of Berlin in "order to protect ' the bulk of the working people from famine and terror of the minority." Minister of War Noske, a Berlin telegram. General Strike in Berlin Began Last Night. LONDON.—A general strike began in London Monday evening, a German wireless message received here this evening announced. All traffic has been stopped on street cars and elevated and underground railroads. Ber lin is without water, electricity, and gas, an Exchange Telegraph corres pondent at Copenhagen reports. C » » 6 Bavarian Civil War in Progress. PARIS.—Bavarian troops, opposed to the radical government in Munich are marching on that city, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Petit Paris ian. This announcement was made at the soldiers and workmens'congress at Munich. Bolsheviki Gain Against Allies in Siberia. ARCHANGEL, Monday.—(By Associated Press.)—The Bolsheviki forces continue to push their offensive against the American and allied troops on the front 160 miles south of Archangel. According to reports received here this morning the allies have evacuated the village of Vevsievskawa. SEATTLE STRIKERS RETURNED TO WORK SHEET METAL WORKERS GO BACK TO WORK AFTER BEING OUT SINCE JAN. 21. SEATTLE.—First break in Seat tle's shipyard strike came today when about 260 sheetmetal workers and about 200 apprentices, who have been on strike, returned to work in 15 sheetmetal shops which are working on shipyard contracts. The men went back to work for the same pay they received before they joined the strike for higher wages. Employers claimed all the sheet metal shops were working with full crews today. Ordefs Frisco Men Back. SAN FRANCISCO.—The 6000 ma chinists made idle in the San Fran cisco bay region through differences with their employers over the Satur day half holiday have been ordered to return to work and renounce the half holiday by W. H. Johnston, president of the International Lodge of Machin ists, it was announced here today by R. H. Brotherton, special shipping board mediator. J I l > nm 11 II fl CD PDfll lllfr rUrj n rn linllllllll inil UllllLII Ul IUUIVII j - j DEAN THOMSON RETURNS FROM WALLACE WHERE HE VISITED j THIS UNIQUE SCHOOL | SCHOOL OF MINES F. A. Thomson, dean of the School of Mines, returned Sunday from a visit to the Miners' Trade school at Wallace, which is in charge of F. H. Skeels. The school has been in op eration about ten days. It is proceeding along entirely novel lines, the class room being the 1400 feet level of the Morning mine. Young fellows just returned from service in the army are being taught the arts of mining as applied to peace. The work is being carried on b the state of Idaho in cooperation wit the federal board for vocational edu- cation operating under the Smith- Hughes Act. So far as is known, this application of industrial training to raining work is the only one of its kind in the world. The school has taken a contract to run a drift for so much per foot and whatever am- ount is left after paying for explos- ives used is to be distributed pro rata among the pupils. - fBi - Texas Stockmen Meet Today. .. El PASO, TEXAS.—The Panhandle Southwestern Stockmen's association convention began here today and will continue through Thursday. The Panhandle association includes in its membership southwestern stockmen from Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma. The an nual conventions are largely attend ed as the cattle men make it a rule to bring their families with them and attend to the spring shopping at the same time the convention is in pro gress. There will be many enter tainment features. - wa Sues Potlatch Citizen. In the probate court before Judge Nelson the following suit has been filed: Welles Brothers Publishing company of Chicago against Walter A. Fiscus, postmaster of Potlatch, alleg ing to have sold and delivered a set of "The Standard Reference Works/' consisting of eight volumes, the same to be paid for in monthly install ments until $31.75 had been paid. The complaint alleges that nothing has been paid and asks for judgment of the said amount with interest from June 1, 1917. +++++++++++++++++ ♦ THIRTY INFLUENZA CASES IN MOSCOW 4 4* + Dr. Adair announced that ♦ there are 30 influenza cases in + Moscow and that 20 homes are 4> ♦ quarantined with flags out. ♦ + New cases today are at 411 S. ♦ + Jackson, 436 E. 8th street, 122 ♦ + N. Washington, 446 E. 8th, 725 ♦ 4* E. Third, 334 North Washing- ♦ ♦ ton, 106 N. Jackson, C. D. Bell, 4* ♦ a man named Indy and another 4* ♦ named Gossett, just outside of ♦ + town. No town people will be ♦ + admitted to the basket ball game + ♦ tonight. ♦ WAGES OF IDAHO I MINERS TO BE GUT COEUR D'ALENE MINES WILL ANNOUNCE WAGE REDUC TION WITHIN FEW DAYS SPOKANE.—That a sharp reduc tion of wages in the Coeur d'Alene mining district is to be announced in the next few days was reported to day from Wallace, Idaho. A secret session of the mine oper- ators was held in Wallace Saturday afternoon, but no decision was made public. It was reported that a com- niittee from the operators will ex- am i ne the co'kt of living and see that all merchants are keeping prices re duced to as low a point as possible. This is similar to the action taken in Butte, where the operators threatened put in a cooperative store and sell goods at cost unless the merchants lowered prices. No labor trouble is anticipated. The men are said to be inclined to look at the cut as necessary in comparison with the metal market. The radical element there is greatly in the minor ity. CITY COUNCIL HELD REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING At the city council last evening, Councilman Boyd, Connor, Morris, Nesbit, Richardson and Smith were all present. The usual business was transacted including the payment of claims. A petition for a sidewalk grade, on 7th street from Jefferson to Logan and on Harrison from 6th to 8lh streets was read and referred to com mittee on streets and alleys. An ordinance was read for the seer ond time, prohibiting persons other than the water commissioner or fire chief from interfering or meddling with the fire hydrants. Rebates were allowed Robbins, Rob inson and Tucker on their licenses on account of their businesses being closed 60 days during the influenza ban. r. Orderly Town in Far North VALDEZ, Alaska.—-That Valdez holds the record I for orderliness among the towns of the same size in the United States, is the belief of Valdez officials. Not one arrest has been made for any cause during the past seven months. r-: + 4 - 4 - 4 , 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 ' + 4 - 4 -+ 4 - 4 , 4 , 4 - 4- IDAHO DEFEATS THE UNIVERSITY OF WASH. * + 4 " 4 * + 4> In a splendid exhibition of 4* 4*basket ball Idst night Idaho de- ♦ 4* feated the University of Wash- 4* 4* ington by a score of 31 to 28. + 4 1 Idaho came from behind in the 4* 4> latter end of the game and de- ♦ 4* feated the visitors. _ The two 4* teams play again tonight. Town 4 1 4» people will not be admitted, be- 4'* 4> cause of the influenza in town. 4 1 1 4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4'4 , 4*4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , 4 , + ♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ FRENCH HOMESTEAD BILL IS MADE LAW ♦ + + + + + WASHINGTON, D. C.—The ♦ ♦ president today signed the bill ♦ 4* of Congressman French provid- ♦ + ing that those in the military or 4* + naval service, of the United 4* 4* States in the war with Germany ♦ ♦ and Austria, and on the Mexi- + ♦ can border, may apply their ♦ 4* length of service in lieu of resi- ♦ + dence in making homestead + ♦ proofs. The law is general in ♦ ♦ character and applies to all + + public lands, including the 320 4* + acre dry farming homesteads + + and stock raising homestead as ♦ ♦ well. ♦ +++++++++++++++++ HEAVY SNOW FALL WILL HELP WHEAT INDUSTRIAL OUTLOOK FOR NORTHWEST REGARDED AS BETTER THAN FOR YEARS SPOKANE, Wash.—With a snow fall varying from one to three feet over the Inland Empire within the last week, conditions for a huge crop next year are ideal. This blanket of snow has fallen on porous ground as there has been no freezing weather for the last month, and all of the moisture will soak into the soil. "Talk about your million dollar rains; this is a $50,000,000 snow," states Vice-president W. D. Vincent of the Old National bank, weather conditions this year have been ideal, and I expect to see next fall the biggest wheat crop in the history of the Inland Empire." Preliminary work on the $100,000 The job of widening and- deepening the head of the Spokane river at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for the purpose of draining 25,000 acres of overflowed lands has been started. It is esti mated that the land, now worthless, will be worth $60 to $100 per acre when the work is completed. Fred E. Wanacott, former assessor of Kootenai county, has been appointed appraiser of the drainage district ambracing the lands in the Coeur d' Alene valley. C. R. Reynolds, asses sor of Benewah county, will act in a similar capacity for the district which embraces lands in the St. Joe valley. The project has been favorably re ported on by L. T. Jesseph, drainage engineer for the United States de partment of agriculture. The Palouse corporation, with an authorized capital of $1,250,000 has been organized for the purpose of consolidating under one ownership the orchard properties of the Com mercial Orchard company of Wash ington and the Meadow Lake Orchard company, owning 1,700 acres of bear ing orchard in the Fairfield, Waverly and Meadow Lake districts. The di rectors of the new corporation are A. G. Hanauer, president; E. F. Graves, vice president; James R. Wil son, secretary, treasurer and B. H. Kizer and»E. B. Bird. At a recent meeting of good road boosters at Wallace, Idaho, under the auspices of the Yellowstone Trail as sociation, resolutions were drafted approving the plan of maintaining an information bureau at Spokane, and for standardization of traffic regula tions in all states through which the trail passes. The sum of $500 was voted as Idaho's share toward the general fund. Yakima fruit growers are planning the formation of a pool to handle all orders for boxes and paper for valley orehardists during the coming year. It is estimated that growers use over 6,000,000 apples boxes annually, rep resenting an investment of over $1,000,000. While few apple box contracts have been closed by Wenatchee growers, negotiations are being conducted by leading buyers with a view to estab lishing a standard price for the com ing season. Growers will insist on a better grade than was supplied last fall, as complaints were numerous that much box lumber mildewed due to being improperly seasoned. A process of drying wheat gluten by which" the gluten retains all its physical properties has been perfect ed by Professor George A. Olson, chemist of the state experiment eta tion at Pullman. The new process has already attracted wide attention. Professor Olson has no desire to com mercialize the result of his investiga tions which have covered several I I I ' Sap's Running ■SSS?" W/'~ ■ V , ■y c ZS ,S. f 1 . Km 7. wk> ,1 'mmw / I ■A i 1 m. % ml hj I K S3 M ' \ i 53 w of the United States or any person in this country the right to use the process without royalty. The prod uct is entirely free of starch, and is used as a food for persons suffering from diabetes and, kindred Eight hop contracts, calling for payments of 23 to 25 cents a pound, have been filed at Yakima, Wash., in dicating the first spring activity in the hop market. Many growers who were inclined to plow up their hop fields are now considering remaining in business owing to the high prices offered. Contracts filed call for the delivery of 177,000 pounds of hops annually for the next three years. ailments. NORMAN SOUTHWORTH PIONEER, CALLED HOME On Wednesday, February 26 at noon occurred the death of Mr. South worth after an illness of three Weeks during which time he was most ten derly cared for be a devoted wife and their three sons. A week before the end came the two daughters spent a few days with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Southworth sold their farm in West Cove, Latah county last Oc tober and moved to Palouse, buying at that time a home on the north side. During the sixteen years they lived in Idaho they made many friends and those who had the pleasure of being entertained at that farm home will long remember the kindly hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Southworth. The parents of Mr. Southworth moved from Vermont to Baqgor, New York, where he was born January 22, 1844. Hé married Almeda Hutchins of Fort Covington, New York and their fam ily consisted of seven children, two of whom are buried at Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, where the family lived for twenty-three years and near which place the two daughters, Mrs. Peet and Mrs. Koster, now reside. Allen* the eldest son lives on a farm near the old home. Roy lives in Palouse and Frank in Lewiston. The funeral, conducted by Rev. W. G. Seates of the Christian church, was held at the Anderson chapel Sat urday,_ March 1st, and burial took place in the cemetery at Palouse. "One by one we cross the River; One by one we are gathered Home." HAS GOOD SESSION GOOD ATTENDANCE AND MANY INTERESTING SUBJECTS DIS CUSSED AT LUNCHEON Moscow will entertain the cham bers of commerce of north Idaho towns at a convention to be held here as soon as roads are fit for auto mobile travel. It is planned to hold the convention here prior to the close of the school year at the University of Idaho. Dean E. J. Iddings, of the university, who was the only Moscow man present at the last meeting of this association held at Coeur d'Alene, said that Moscow ig the favorite place for holding the convention and the delegates from other north Idaho towns want to meet here. Dean Id dings brought the matter up at the weekly luncheon of the chamber of commerce today and invitations will be sent to all of the towns of north Idaho to send delegations when the time is fixed. There were about 60 present at the luncheon today and much interest was shown and many matters of interest were discussed. L. F. Parsons, chair man of the county council of defense, announced that a meeting is called for the council members at his office at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to select a county chairman for the Vic tory loan drive, and that all county chairmen of the councils of defense are to meet in Boise on March 21 to arrange the campaign. W. C. Bleamaster, coach of the University of Idaho, delivered a brief talk in which he reviewed athletics at the university and asked that the chamber of commerce and the citizens of Moscow give more support to the games. He announced that with the men who are known to be planning to return to the university next fall Idaho will have the best foot ball team in its history. A. H. Oversmith, one of the new members of the board of directors, announced the financial plans being worked out for carrying on the work of the chamber more fully than it has ever been done. Dean Iddings endorsed this plan and said that the university people are willing to help and he urged that the chamber en its of activities. KILLS APPROPRIATION BILLS Congress' adjourned sine die at noon today, and President Wilson left at once for France. He will speak, with Former President Taft, at New York tonight, then hold a conference with representatives of the Irish convention, who wish him to intercede for Ireland's independence at the peace confer ence, and will go aboard the George Washington some time tonight and sail for France in the morning. He will not return until June. He refused to be bluffed by the republicans who tried to force him to call a special session of congress at once, and, before leaving Washington, issued an ulti matum to the republican leaders who had blocked legislation. The report of today's proceedings in Washington, as told by the telegraph, follows: WASHINGTON.—Congress anjourned at noon today in the midst of thé republican filibuster in the senate that killed a long list of important meas ures. Among the bills that failed is the one appropriating $760,000,000 for the railroad administration without which some administration leaders say the railroads must be returned to their owners before the middle of April. President Issues Warning. Just before adjournment President Wilson authorized a final notice to re publicans that their efforts to force an immediate extra session had failed and that he was unshaken in his determination to not call congress until his work at the peace conference is done. President Tells Who is Responsible. WASHINGTON.—Congress adjourned at noon today in the midst of the ant legislation killed by republican filibuster in the senate, President Wilson issued a statement declaring that "A group of men in the senate have delib erately chosen to embaràss the administration of the government and to imperil the financial interests of the railway systems of the country. War Department in Difficult Situation. WASHINGTON.—The failure of the army appropriation bill and other military measures to pass congress leaves the war department in "difficult but not a serious situation," Secretary of War Baker said today. No im mediate shortage of funds to care for troops is in prospect. Hines Has Reached No Gonclusion. WASHINGTON.—Director General Hines, of the railroad administration, commenting today on the failure of congress to pass $750,000,000 road appropriation bill, said he had reached no conclusion as to the govern ment's future course with the railroads. Wheat Price Bill is Signed. WASHINGTON.—President Wilson today signed the wheat guarantee bill carrying appropriation of $1,000,000,000 to maintain the guaranteed price of $2.26 par bushel for the 1919 wheat crop. Will Make Recess Nominations. WASHINGTON.—Inability to secure an executive session of the senate because of the republican filibuster caused the failure of scores of nomina tions. Recess nominations will be made by President Wilson. House Endorses Irish Independence. By a vote of 216 to 41 the house, early today adopted resolutions express ing the hope that the peace conference would favorably consider Ireland's claims to the right of self determination,. The resolution now goes to the senate, where it is considered altogether improbable that action can be taken before final adjournment—Later—The senate adjourned without taking ac tion on the bill. Secretary Baker Coming West WASHINGTON.—Secretary Baker plans to leave Washington next Sun day accompanied by General March, chief of staff, for an inspection trip which will include the Pacific coast and the Mexican border. President Leaves for France. President Wilson's special train left the station at Washington for New York, promptly at 2 o'clock. He will spend an hour in Philadelphia to see his new grandson and will reach New York at 8:30, speak there tonight, then meet Irish delegates before going aboard the transport George Wash ington to sail for France. + + + + + + + + 4 , + 4 , + + + + + + * PERSHING tELLS WHO * STARTED BREST CHARGES * + + + + WASHINGTON. — A cable- ♦ 4* gram from General Pershing ♦ + made public today by the war 4* •K department, charges that the * 4* campaign of criticism against 4* * the handling of the embarka- * 4* tion camp at Brest, France, 4 1 + grew out of the court martial of * * Major Alfred W. .Birdsall, for- + + merly of the New York Evening * 4* Telegram. 4 1 + + + ** + + -J-*4- + 4'4' + + + + " OF EXPERIENCES MOSCOW PHYSICIAN WORKED IN CROWDED CAMPS JUST BACK OF BATTLE FRONT Dr. F. L. Barrows is in Moscow for a shott time only since he is not yet mustered Put of the service. He sail ed for France last June and has seen much service, being just back of the lines at Chateau Thierry and other places where the doctors and nurses were compelled to wear gas masks and where the bombing planes made life an interesting affair. For some time Dr. Barrows was at Le Mons back of the lines where the hospital was located in an old mon astary, with two annexes of a boys' and a girls' school. Before and after the armistice was signed, the return of the troops made this place highly congested. They were prepared to care for the sick of 50,000 men and there were 150,000 troops crowded into that vicinity. At first therê were only eight nurses and ten doctors and of course the hospitals were crowded with the usual cases of sickness among so many men. There were 450 patients in tents and the doctors were worked to exhaustion, until relief came from the front where the woun ded were no longer being brought in. Of course the boys had to have meas les and mumps and colds. One doc tor had charge of 400 cases of mumps at one time. The infltienza was not so prevalent or fatal as here in Am erica, for the health of the boys was more closely guarded than among a civilian population. Dr. and Mrs. Barrows left Mon day for Spokane where they will re main a few days and they will then return to Denver until Dr. Barrows mustered out of the service. WIRELESS STATIONS IN THE FAR NORTH NATIVES LEARNING TO SEND AND RECEIVE MESSAGES THROUGH THE AIR CORDOVA, Alaska.—By means of an efficient and far reaching system of education the aboriginee of the far north, not only is able to send written communications through the mails, but also is being taught the scientific art of communication by wireless telegraphy. During the recent influenza epi demic a superintendent in the Alaska School Service, anxious to learn whether this dread plague had invad ed the native village on Atka Island, three hundred miles wests of Unalas ka in the north pacific ocean, sent a wireless message asking for a report on health conditions to that remote village from Anchorage, Alaska, and received the reply "No unusual sick ness." This message of importance to the service was made possible because the United States bureau of educa tion established a small wireless plant at the Atka Island government na tive school, where the teacher in charge is a wireless operator, wireless apparatus was purchased at a necessarily small cost owing to the meagre funds available, the resource ful teacher constructing his own aerial out of galvanized pipe, and with this improvised arrangement he has suc ceeded in transmitting messages a distance of three hundred miles to the Dutch Harbor station near Un alaska. At Nurvik, Alaska where the U. S. bureau of education has established a wireless station in connection with the government native school the na tives also are taught to 1 operate the wireless. northerly wireless station in the world. The This is said to be the most m Making Money With Foxes. ANCHORAGE, Alaska.—Aftelr two years operations, starting with eight pairs of blue and two pairs of black foxes, Claude Green of Petersburg now has between 260 and 276 blua and 17 black foxes on his fox farm in the Tongas^ National Forest. The farm is on Sukoil island, which he leased from the government. A fish house holding 16,000 dry fish has been constructed on the farm.