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VOLUME VIII MOSCOW. LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1919 NUMBER 137 GERMAN REBELS DEFEATED ALLIES WILL FEED GERMANY The German government has defeated the rebel Spartacans, capturing many prisoners who will be court-martialed and shot. The beseiged police station in Berlin has been rescued from the Spartacans who had it sur rounded for two days, amount of food to Germany, which is was agreed should be done in the original armistice terms. Danger of a break in the armistice and resump tion of the war is now believed to be averted. American citizens and corporations have already filed claims aggregating 1760,000,000 against Germany for destruction of property by submarines 4 |d the total amount is expected to go well above a billion dollars. This, of course, does not include any claims the government may file against the central powers. A bold effort by the Russian Bolsheviki to secure assistance from the United States is unearthed in a statement made by Ambassador Francis who has just returned from Russia and shows that a former Red Cross representative who has been testifying before senate committees on Russian conditions, is a paid emissary of the Bolsheviki. The cable and telegraphic reports on European affairs follow: The allies have consented to furnish a certain i i ♦ German Rebels Meet Defeat. BASEL, Switzerland.—Government troops have suppressed the armed re volt in Berlin and are now protecting the workmen, according to a Berlin dispatch, just received here. St Police Station in Berlin Captured. COPENHAGEN, Friday.—The German government troops have captured the Berlin police station headquarters and completely cleared Alexander Platz of strikers, according to a Berlin dispatch. Fighting ceased in the center of the city but continues in the Moabit section. Government troops suffered slight losses but captured many prisoners. Prisoners Will Be Shot I LONDON.—A great number of Spartacans have been taken prisoners in the fighting in the center of Berlin Friday, and they will be put to death, according to an Exchange Telegraph company dispatch from Copenhagen. Fighting in Berlin ended at noon Friday, the dispatch adds and the govern ment troops now occupy all of the public buildings and squares and a num ber of leading factories. Big Berlin Strike Called Off. BERLIN, Friday, 6 p. m.—(By Associated Press.)—The general strike in Berlin will be called off tonight. Labor federations at a meeting early this evening recommended that workmen return to work Saturday. Will Give Germany Food. PARIS.—The supreme council at today's meeting expects to settle the difficulty over the German merchant ships by arranging for food supplies asked by Germany, which the American delegation regards as a part of the armistice pledge to Germany. I British Dominate Caspian Sea. LONDON, Friday.—Naval forces under British command, now dominate the situation in the Caspian sea, according to official information secured by Reuter's. British naval forces, which were originally sent to check the Bolsheviki, seized certain armed steamers which are now manned by Rus sian crews. • 4 American Claim Vast Sum From Germany. WASHINGTON.—Claims filed by American citizens and concerns with » the state department against Germany and Austria-Hungary, total about 1760,000,000, the state department announced today. Additional claims are expected. The claims now filed number thousands and are due to submar ine atrocities and other acts of the central empires. Bolsheviki Send Delegates to America. WASHINGTON.—Ambassador Francis, who recently returned from Rus sia, testified before the senate propaganda committee today that he was informed that Raymond Robins, former head of the American Red Cross mission to Russia, has returned to the United States as a courier of the Bolsheviki government with a proposal for President Wilson. Ambassador Francis said that from a source he regarded as reliable he had learned that Robins brought documents in which the Bolshevik leaders offered, under certain conditions, to make concessions to the United States similar to those made to Germany by the Brest-Litovsk treaty. In support of this information, Francis declared he had heard Robins, as the latter leaving Russia, tell the Associated Press correspondent that if he could * I was get one hour's talk with President Wilson he could bring about the recog nition of the Bolshevik government. Ambassador Francis said that so far as he knew Robins did not get an opportunity to see the President. OF MOSCOW DEALERS Dodge Brothers Car Parts. We are now completing our parts stock and will carry the largest stock * of Dodge Brothers parts in northern Idaho," said M. B. Dallas, local dealer. "We will be able to supply out of our stock, even the smallest part in the car. This means a great deal to the owner of a car, and saves him delay ' and annoyance and adds greatly to the excellent service Dodge Brothers noted for all over the- civil I would advise every l cars are ized world. ...... prospective car purchaser to look into this matter in detail and before plac ing his order for any make of car, tb be absolutely sure he can secure parts and repairs without delay." S 1 V \ + t ♦ + FORD TO MAKE A NEW AND CHEAPER AUTOMOBILE Henry Ford, who is to the auto mobile world what Thomas A. Edison is to the world of science, announces that he will build several new and independent factories for the manu facture of a new and cheaper touring car that he hopes to put on the mar ket next year at a price that will be within the reach of all. The entire stock of the new company will be held by Mr. Ford and his family. One V factory may be established in the west. Spokane, Seattle, Portland, , Tacoma and San Francisco will ask for it, for every place recognizes Ford's ability and the fact that the city where he locates his factory will have a wonderful business enterprise, In the mean time the Ford com pany will continue to make and sell the Ford five passenger car, the run about, the sedan and the coupe and will increase its output of Ford trucks which are becoming almost as popu Jar as the Ford car. The Fordson tractor will be made in increasing numbers for the demand has far exceeded the supply ever since the first one was put on th e T (Continued on page 4.) ) Ar A. L. Ransom Pays Fine. A. L, Ransom, proprietor of the Pastime, was fined $10 and costs of $5 on each of two charges of per mitting minors to play billiards and pdol in his place of business. Three complaints were made against him but one was dismissed in the police court. He pleaded guilty to the other two. He paid the fines and costs, amounting to $30. STANDING ARMY TO BE NOT LESS THAN 500,00« m WASHINGTON.—General March an nounced today that the army will not be reduced under any circumstances below the figure mentioned in the reorganization bill which failed in congress, a total of 509,090 officers and men. He said that this total will be maintained until some law is passed providing for a permanent force which would "permit the mil itary necessities of the United States Talk Local Telephone Company. Palouse telephone users were very much incensed this week when they were confronted with an advance of about 33 per cent in their telephone rates, and there has been consider able talk of organizing a local com pany. A number of leading business men have stated that they would be glad to help finance such a company, and about all that is lacking is some one to start the ball rolling. A num ber of tesidence phones have been taken out as a result of the advance . ; m rates.—PalouseJRepublic. , The public school at Southwick will a k as k e t social Thursday night, March 13, at the school house for the p ur p 0se 0 f ra ising funds to purchase laboratory supplies for the school, The progressive citizens of that corn mun ;ty have already raised $200 by subscription for laboratory equip ment. There will also be a program ; n fhe early part of the evening, Everyone is cordially invited to be p resen t anc j the fair ones are urged to bring well filled baskets.—Ken Basket Social at Southwick drick Gazette. + + + * + *+ + + 4> + + * + + + ♦ ♦ + Samuels Gets Reward. + + H. F. Samuels, nonpartisan + + candidate for governor, who got ♦ ♦ "all het up" during the last cam- + ♦ paign, has been given his reward + ♦ for the support the nonpartizans + + gave Borah and Nugent. He has ♦ + been appointed a special agent ♦ + of the department of labor to ♦ ♦ go to Europe and investigate la- ♦ + bor conditions. His passports + + provide that he may visit the + ♦ British Isles, France, Belgium, + + Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, ♦ + Norway and Sweden. + + + + 4 , + + + + 'l , + + + *! , + + + + Lin INFLUENZA CONDITIONS IX MOSCOW SO MUCH IMPROVED HIGH SCHOOL AM» SHOWS TO OPEN The influenza ban will be lifted, at least in part, next Monday. High school will open Monday and the the atres will be permitted to open under restrictions. These are that every al ternate row of seats be left unoc cupied and that no minors be admit ted. It is undecided yet whether the grade schools will be opened. No church services of any kind will be held tomorrow. The decision to permit the the atres to open Monday will be received with joy by many. The Kenworthy has that great picture "The Fall of the Barbara Coast" billed for Monday evening and had expected a large at tendance. As no one under 16 will be permitted to attend this show, the order forbidding any but adults at tending will not affect the attend ance. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, gave out the following state ment today: "The high school situation seems decidedly improved there being few cases reported among those students during the last three days. We are still in hopes that there will be no more cases among them and we will be able to open high school Monday. "It is more doubtful about the grade schools, as four families de veloped the flu yesterday with from one to four children in each. Flags have been put up yesterday and to day at the following places: John Oberg. W. C. Johns, Frank Christen son, C. A, Stenger, Rev. Becks, Dr. John Thompson, J. E. Lewis; Ros nagle, B. Third; Mrs. Gadner; S. Adams; Smith, 803 E. 6th; an apart ment at the Inland rooming house. All homes, where there is sickness, will continue to be quarantined, until their physician determines whether it is flu or not." Later—The school board announces the high school will open Monday but the grade schools will not open until announced in The Star-Mirror. -HB DEMOCRAT ELECTED IN REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD WASHINGTON. — Wireless dis patches from the steamship George Washington today report President Wilson overjoyed at messages receiv ed by him reporting the victory of John H. Wilson, democrat over John M. Jamison, republican, in the Twen ty-second Pennsylvania district, Wil son having run on a platform favor ing the president's league of nations formula. In the metropolitan press the story is widely circulated that this election can be taken as the first indication of what the people really think about a league of nations and that the issue in the Pennsylvania district was clean cut on the league principle. The vic tory is hailed with great joy by the demorcats because the district has been rock-ribbed in its republicanism for many years. As related in print it is giving comfort to the advocates of the particular sort of league of nations the president is advocating. Appropriation Bill Passed. It was learned this afternoon over long distance telephone, that the gen eral appropriation, carrying about $650,000 for the University of Idaho and its extension work and experi ment station, passed the senate today and will be signed by the governor. The legislature expects to adjourn this evening and the Latah delegation starts for home tonight. body and as a result, starts for home tonight. Burning Midnight Oil ' ■ |Ti NO OS E HEHRV, W YpO CANT CtT our A OF PAVINO »C I » a J 7 i ; mmm X' i r 7 !' m W*' ... / KppPj m 2 - mß $ £ <* :■ \<ér -ff wit ******** + ****** + * ♦ + CONTRIBUTION BOX * ♦++♦♦♦♦++++++♦♦♦♦ Editor, Star-Mirror: I know you wish to be fair and just in all matters you publish in your paper, and for that reason I beg to say in regard to your editorial in the issue of the 6th of this month that so far as it places the blame for the failure of some important legisla tion to pass congress on "certain senators who conducted a filibuster," it is not fair. Over two months ago the president, bi-eaking a precedent observed by all former presidents, based upon a con stitutional provision, left the United States and went to Europe. While he was over there being entertained by kings and princes, and dined by nobility on plates of gold, his demo cratic departments of government, and the democratic committees of congress just simply ceased to func tion. The executive head of the gov ernment was gone, and the other de partments went into a condition which Grover Cleveland would probably de scribe as "innocuous desuetude, which I think might more appropriat ely be called a severe case of political hook worm. I think the records of congress show that republican mem bers are really not to blame for the failure of much important legislation but to pass. Senator Kellogg makes this absolutely plain in his brief remarks the subject in the senatè on the 26th of last month as shown in the congressional record of that date. He read from a morning paper as a pre face to his remarks, as follows: "It was reported that the failure of of the matters of urgent legisla on any tion would be charged by the presi dent and administration leaders to re publicans, have been advised that except for re publican opposition the present sit uation was such that all appropriation and other bills could be passed." Then Senator Kellogg proceeded to show from the records that most of these bills carrying many billions of dollars had only been reported to the senate five of six days then, and some were not even before it. He then said: "I deny absolutely that the republicans responsible for reports on these bills submitted a few days before ad journment, with the result that the wheat bill, the naval bill, the agricul tural bill, the army bill, carrying far greater appropriations than ever be fore, are expected to pass within a few hours without discussion." I think these facts show conclusive ly where the blame for not passing these bills should be placed. More over. if the president thought it so very* important that these bills should be enacted into laws, he could have called an extra session of congress and had them duly considered and Mr. Wilson was said to are passed. But the democratic leaders to want to keep this load _ ..... . They should have voted with them tor they endorsed Borah and should en dorse his actions. But. seriously, isn't our legislature taking an unfair advantage of the commission and the heads of In January seem blame from the back of the poor, over burdened donkey, and place it upon the ample back of the elephant. WARREN TRUITT. -|B1 Editor Star-Mirror; Are we to have a league of nations or a league of pol iticians? It looks like the latter. Hats off to the Idaho legislature who have at last seen the light. The republic reported to have voted un ai! s are animously to oppose the league of na tions and memorialized congress that effect, leaguers vote with the republicans? the non-partizan Did peace European governments? the Idaho legislature endorsed the league of nations and memorialized congress to that effect. Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Orland and other leaders of the peace conference, when they heard of Idaho's action, obeyed the mandate of the Idaho leg islators and formed a league of na tions. Now that the Idaho legislators, or the republican majority, acting un der instructions from party head quarters, has repudiated its former action is it fair to Clemenceau, Or land, Lloyd George, et al, to ask thorn to dissolve the league they had form ed? Did Borah wire the republican majority in the legislature what to think or did they get their "inspira tion from La Follette?" Speaking of La Follette reminds me of a rotten apple placed in a sack or box of good apples, should have been thrown out of the senate two years ago, but he was permitted to remain in that august body and as a result, instead of the Premiers La Follette + ♦ OPPOSE ROUSE BILL NO. 137 good senators making La Follette good, he has spoiled 36 senators who were considered good when La Fol lette was first discovered to be rot ten. Senator Lodge read a list of senators who now think with La FoFl lette and oppose the league of nations which is supported by as large a ma jority of the American people as sup ported our entry into the war when La Follette was opposing it and was denounced as a traitor. The Ameri canism so beautifully expressed by La Follette at Minneapolis seems have pervaded the ranks of men who aspire to be leaders of the republican party but isn't it strange how they can induce otherwise good men to change their beliefs and opinions and "right about face" and vote as directed? Whether the league of nations formed or not we are certain to have a league of politicians. JOHN T. SMITH. r ■ ++♦++++++++++♦♦++ Wounded Idahoans Return. ♦ + ♦ NEW YORK.—The steamship ♦ Plattsburg arrived from Brest ♦ tpday with 2,175 American ♦ troops. The units included a ♦ casual company of 926 from the + state of Idaho. + t + tt + + + + l M , 4 , t + + + MOSCOW SOLDIER GRAMPION WRESTLER ORPHIE L. HUPP WINS HONORS ON THE MAT AT ROCKWELL FIELD, CALI. Mrs. Florence Hupp of S. Harrison street has received word that her son, Harry, of the 63rd coast artillery, arrived a week ago, from France, where he has been since last June. He is now at Camp Mills, New York and is expected home next week. Another son, Orphie L. Hupp is in the aviation branch where he en listed in July, 1917. He attended the ground school at Austin, Texas and is now at the aerial gunnery school at San Diego, Rockwell Field. Mr. Hupp has quite a reputation as a wrestler among his fellow aviators. This of The "Rockwell Field Weekly" gives him a full figure picture entitled the "Wrestling Champion of Rockwell Field." He not only won the cham pionship with his own weight, but bested his opponent in an odd wrest ling match. The Y. M. C. A. notes gives the wrestling match as follows: "Bailey tipped the beam at 195 and his opponent weighed in at 156. How ever, Hupp demonstrated that weight was not all in wrestling, when he outgeneraled his opponent at all angles. Hupp was in better condi tion and used his head in the pinches, while Bailey was unable to figure him out. Hupp took the first round after 14 m i nu t es 0 f f as t struggling with a head an( j a j-m scissors and a stiff arm. Bailey won the second with an a j. m sc i ss0 rs and straight arm after s j' x m i nu tes. Hupp won the deciding rounc j by baffling Bailey with an arm sc i ssors and hammer lock. round took 40 minutes and three sec onds after Hupp gradually wore Bailey out in a weakening state after getting out of many impossible holes. It was the first match held under the professional rules." Orphie Hupp was born and reared on Little Bear ridge near Kendrick and his mother now makes her home in Moscow. We are proud of our fug ged, manly boys and of their prowess in clean athletics. ' : IS DEAD IN OREGON FORMER. RESIDENT. OF POT LATCH AND GENESEE DIES . AFTER LONG ILLNESS Friends here have been advised of the death of Dr. F. D. HasBrouck, the death of Dr. F. D. HasBrouck, which occurred at his home at Hood River, Oregon, on Wednesday, Feb ruary 19. Dr. and Mrs. HasBrouck are both well known here as Mrs. HasBrouck was Miss Maude Burdic, a Genesee girl. Both taught in Genesee school twenty years ago and after Dr. HasBrouck completed his dental course at Portland he was en gaged here for a time in the practice of his profession. Mrs. HasBrouck has a host of friends here who will sympathize with her in her sad bereavement. The following clipping relative to the death of Dr. HasBrouck was tak en from the Hood River paper: Dr. Frank D. Hasbrouck, who moved here from Potlatch, Idaho,last March, purchasing an orchard place Vh •Almeda Way, died Wednesday, February 19, following a protracted illness. Dr. HasBrouck, who was prominent dentist at Potlatch, came to Hood River for his health. The funeral was held here incharge of the Masonic lodge. Dr HasBrouck is survived by three brothers and a sister, in addition to his widow. They are: H. L. Has Brouck of Hood River, Mrs. Benton E. Covert and Corland R. and Roy Edgar Hasbrouck of Leslie, Mich.— Genesee News. A strong protest against house bill 137, providing for a forestry board, is being sent to Boise from Moscow and other northern Idaho towns are ask ed to join in the protest. The bill provides for a forestry board of three members, including the governor and ♦ wo citizens appointed by him only upon the recommendation of the na tional forestry service and the timber protective association. It is claimed by the protestants that the timber pro tective association and the govern ment forestry service are both under the direct domination of the big tim ber owners and sawmill interests and that the "little man" with 160 acres cl timber land or with even several sections, has no representation on the board. The provision of the bill against which the strongest protest is made is that portion which provides that if a fire originate upon the land of any one in the timber belt the forester shall have power to send men to fight th fire and shall charge all of the costs of the fighting to the owner of the land and this shall be reported to the assessor who shall file the claim against the land the same as taxes and it shall be collected the same as taxes, and that the land is subject to sale under lien as for labor or material. , "This is a rank injustice to the small land owner and will work a great hardship and a great injustice to him," says the protest. "If a man who lives 1000 miles away from his land and has no way of knowing of a fire being started in his timber, which might be by lightning striking a tree or otherwise, and the fire ward en sends 40 or 60 men to put out the fire and it is put out on this man's land, even though all the timber on it is destroyed, he will be held for the cost of putting out the fire which has destroyed his timber while the owners of timber on adjoining land which has been saved at his expense, will be charged nothing." The pro test points out that by this law the holdings of the small timber owner might be entirely wiped out. It would be an incentive for the starting of fires on small holdings with a view to sendfng fire fighters to extinguish it and charge all of the costs to the man whose land the fire originated, thus forcing him to sell out gt a sacrifice: The protest points out further that I in the forester would be selected by the big lumber interests and would natur ally favor them at all times as against the small timber owner. There are a number of persons in Latah county who own timber in this county and in other portions of the state and they are being notified of the bill and of the danger to their interests by it becoming a law and are test against It. ing the protest has been going on quietly for several days and it has been forwarded to Boise before it be came generally known that there was such opposition to the bill. Latah county has billions of feet of valuable timber owned by individuals, who own from 160 up to 640 acres, and several Moscow citizens own tim ber in other portions of the state. They are alarmed over the provisions of the bill which they claim makes it possible for them to lose their hold ings or at least to be put to heavy ex pense. *4 The bill provides that all land tn the timber belt shall be assessed not to exceed five cents per acre per an num, if north of the south boundary line of Idaho county .and two cents an acre, if south of such boundary, to pay for fire protection and the addi tional proviso that after paying this tax all of the costs of fighting fire may be charged to the owner of the land on which it originates, is regard ed as unjust, sent to Boise today protesting against the passage of the bill in its present form. being asked to join in the pro The work of prépar Telegrams are being IT' AMERICAN CASUALTIES SAID TO TOTAL 2H>,197 WASHINGTON.—Battle casualties of the American army in France, as shown by revised divisional records, u was announced today by General u was announced today by General | March, totalled 240.197. These in elude killed, in action, wounded and j missing in action, and prisoners, | There will probably be some slight i further revision. The 91st division, the'national army troops of Washington. ! Oregon, Idaho. Montana and other j western states, had a total of 5838 bat tic casualties.' | day Madison Moves to Moscow. Ben O. Madison, who sold his form east of Palouse some weeks ago, and recently disposed of his personal property at public auction, has moved his family to Moscow temporarily, but has not yet decided upon a per manent location The public auction held two weeks ago, was one of the biggest farm sales ever held in this district, totaling almost $10,000.— Palouse Republic. Methodist Episcopal Church. There will be no services on Sun . on account of the quarantine. We have made an effort to reach all of people with Sunday school papers, j qf W e have missed any we hope that j ihey will come to the church and get \ their literature at S. S. time. We can Î cultivate our devotional life even if we cannot be in the house of God. Harold O. Perry, Pastor. our .