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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

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.
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
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.
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. •
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
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.
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
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."
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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.)
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.
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.
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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 , + + + *! , + + +
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.
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
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
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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
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
tion would be charged by the presi
dent and administration leaders to re
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
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
blame from the back of the poor, over
burdened donkey, and place it upon
the ample back of the elephant.
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
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
La Follette

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.
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.
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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.
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.
' :
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
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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
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
being asked to join in the pro
The work of prépar
Telegrams are being
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.

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