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■) i i VOLUME VIII MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1919 NUMBER 138 AMERICAN REVOLUTION PLAN IS UNEARTHED A plan for a bloody revolution to overthrow the American, government was unearthed in Washington today by postal inspectors when they seized mail that had been sent by I. W. W. and Bolsheviki leaders in the United States. Warnings that such a movement was on foot have been had fre quently during recent weeks and the Seattle strike, which ends tomorrow, was a part of the plan. Announcement of the discovery is told in the fol lowing dispatch from Washington received as a special this afternoon: WASHINGTON.—Solicitor General Lamar of the post office department submitted a memorandum to the senate propaganda committee this after noon stating that "I. W. W., anarchists, socialists and others were per fecting an amalgamation with one object—that of overthrowing the gov emment of the United States by means of a bloody revolution and the es tablishment of a Bolshevik republic.'' Lamar says this conclusion is based upon information contained in mail •Jjatter seized by post office inspectors, satisfied foreign elements as being active in the propaganda. "The I. W. W. is perhaps the most active in spreading this propaganda and has at its command a large field force known as recruiting agents, subscription agents, etc., who work unceasingly in furtherance of what they term 'the cause,' " said Lamar. » 4 He referred particularly to dis Thousands of Germans Killed. The revolution in Germany, which is believed to be near suppression, is reported to have cost thousands of lives during the weeks that it has been breaking out spasmodically. The great strike, called a week ago Friday night, was called off yesterday and the strikers returned to work today and it is believed that this will help to break up the revolution. The story as told by the cable follows; LONDON.—Thousands of persons were killed or wounded in the fighting in Berlin and other points in Germany during the past week, according to the estimate of the Wolfe bureau, the leading news agency of Germany. Murdered Sixty Officers and Men Sunday. AMSTERDAM.—The Spartacan forces on Sunday occupied the Berlin sub urb of Lichtenberg and murdered 60 officers and soldiers in the police sta tion there, according to the Zeitung am Mittag. Lichtenberg's police sta tion had withstood Spartacan attacks since last Tuesday. Many Killed at Halle, Saturday. LONDON, Sunday.—Many persons were killed and wounded in serious Street fighting at Halle, Germany, Saturday, according to Copenhagen dis patches to the Central News Agency. Spartacans are said to have drowned many stsudents and officers in the river there. The reports from Halle say there is general pillage in parts of the city where fighting has occurred. Government troops eventually gained the mastery, it is said. Great German Strike is Ended. COPENHAGEN.—Work was resumed today throughout the greater part of Berlin following the calling off of the general strike, a message from the German capital announces. President Ebert and Secretary Landsberg have arrived at Berlin from Weimar. Russian Grand Dukes Are Murdered. COPENHAGEN, Sunday.—Four more Russian grand dukes have been executed at Petrograd by Bolshevik orders, during the last fortnight, on a charge of being involved in a monarchist plot, according to advices to the Berlingske Tidende. Mi V »• Balfour Plans to Retire. LONDON.—Arthur J. Balfour, secretary for foreign affairs in the Lloyd George Ministry, will retire at the close of the peace conference, the Even ing Standard today says it understands. Secretary Balfour will be succeed ed by Earl Curzon, as president of the council and government leader of the house of lords, the newspaper adds. » MINERS WAGES ARE « REDUCED $1A DAY COEUR D'ALENE MINE OWNERS ANNOUNCE REDUCTION EF FECTIVE NEXT MONDAY WALLACE, Idaho.—Official an nouncement was made last night by mine operators of the Coeur d'Alene district that starting March 16 there will be a reduction in wages of $1 per day, which under the sliding scale in force is still fifty cents higher than is provided for in the schedules. Lead is now selling at $6.25, which calls , for a 26-cent bonus but the operators ' owing to the high living costs will pay on the basis of lead at from $6 to $6.60 which means a seventy-five cent bonus and will make the wages of the miners $4.26 a day under the new scale, notices of which are being posted today. The wage schedule is as follows: Notice. The following schedule shows wage bonus paid and the lead price con-1 trolling same: Lead price per Wage 100 pounds. Bonus, $6.00 to $5.60.$ .26 $6.60 to $6.00.50 1 $6.00 to $6.50 .76 Above $6.60 . Above $7.50 . Above $8.00 . The statement issued last night follows : .... 1.00 y 1.25 1.76 \ Notices are being posted today at all mines in the district, whether op erating or not, announcing a wage re duction of $1 per day. \ Copies of notices posted at the various properties will be found be low. These announcements vary but slightly and announce a schedule of wages which carry a bonus of 76 cents, above the scale prevailing be fore the war. Since February 1, 1916, workmen in and about the mines have been paid a wage bonus based upon the lead prices. An examination of these schedules disclose the fact that under them, if they had been strictly ad hered to, the bonus would now be 25 cents per day instead of 76 cents per day, and the miner's wage $3.76 per day instead of $4.26 per day proposed in the schedule posted today. The operators are hopeful that lead prices will permit the maintenance of the proposed scale at least until liv ing costs have been reduced or the price of lead substantially raised. If it were not for the good silver price, it is safe to say every mine in the district would now be closed. The disquieting part of the present situa tion is the lack of a market for lead. ' Jt is perhaps not known generally that there is piled up in the yards at the Bunker Hill Smelter more than : f i i 5000 tons of lead bullion. This has accumulated since November 11, when the armistice was signed and is suf ficient to supply all demands on the Bunker Hill Smelter, as they are at present, for the next four or five months. The present wage cut has been largely discounted by the workmen. They are aware that wages have been reduced in most western mining camps and are familiar with the un satisfactory condition in the metal markets. It is generally believed that the proposed cut will be accepted without protest. made the cut reluctantly and long after it was made in other districts. They realize that living costs are high and are hopeful that an early reduction in these costs will soon be obtained. Their knowledge of these high living costs is what has delayed the present reduction until this time. Copies of the notices to be posted at the various mines follow: Notice to All Employes. Beginning March 16, 1919, and un til further notice, a bonus of 75 cents per shift will be paid to all employes, with a minimum wage, including bonus of $4.00 per shift to under ground laborers. Because of living cost conditions the bonus paid for months past has greatly exceeded the scale first ef fective February 1, 1919, by which a bonus of but 25 cents would now be paid. The state of the industry and_ of the lead market makes it impossible longer to pay the present bonus and makes the above reduction impera tive. The local managers have (Signed) BUNKER HILL & SULLIVAN M. & S. COMPANY, CALEDONIA MINING COM PANY, SIERRA NEVADA CONS. MIN ING COMPANY. 4* WASHINGTON. — The su- 4> * preme court today sustained the 4* ♦ conviction of Eugene V. Debbs, 4* 4* socialist leader, found guilty of 4* * violating the espionage act 4* ♦ through statements made in a ♦ * speech at Canton, Ohio, last 4* 4- June. Debbs was sentenced to 4" 4* serve 10 years in a federal pris- 4* 4* on. The court, in effect, up- 4> 1 held the constitutionality of the 4* 1 so-called enlistment section of 4* the espionage act of 1917. The 4* opinion of the court was unani- 4* mous, 4*4>4-4 < 4*4*4'4'4 < 4*4-4*4 < 4 < 4«4*4 < ! ■ ■ Denver Carpenters Strike. DENVER.—Six hundred carpenters struck here today as a result of the refusal of the general contractors to grant increased wages. Almost all building here is affected by the strike. to 4 l 4> + 4 , 4 ,l i , 4 , 4 , + t4 , 4 , 4 , + 4 l 4 , 4' * SUPREME COURT SUSTAINS ♦ CONVICTION OF DEBBS ♦ ♦ * ***************++ ♦ WHAT FIFTEENTH SESSION * * DID TO CHANGE STATUTES ♦ * + * Outstanding accomplishments 4* 4* of the Fifteenth session of ihe 4* ♦ Idaho legislature, which adjorun- 4* 4* ed Saturday afternoon at 5:30 4 1 4* o'clock, include: 4> Reorganization of the state 4 1 4* system of government by abol- 4* 4- ishment of 48 divisions and con- 4 1 4 1 solidation of departments under 4* 4* nine commissioners. 4^ Repeal of direct primary law 4 1 4* for selection of party candidates 4" 4* for state and congressional of- 4» * fices. 4> Creation of state constabulary * ♦ and reorganization of militia. 4* 4- Authorization of $900,000 bond 4 1 4" issue for completion of state 4 1 4" capitol building, by addition of 4* 4> east and west wings. 4" 4> Submission of the constitu- 4* 4* tional amendment at next elec- 4> 4» tion to decide whether or not 4 1 4« state supreme court shall have 4* ♦ five members instead of three. ♦ * Appropriation of $100,000 for ♦ 4> settling returning Idaho soldiers, ♦ 4* sailors and marines on state 4 1 4" land; and creation of soldiers' ♦ 4" settlement board to have charge. 4* 4» Provision for bonding or pub- 4* 4- He warehouses. 4- Levying of two-mill tax to + 4- raise $1,860,000 for 1919-1920 4* 4* road program. + 4 , 4't + + 4 , 4 , 4 l 44'4'4'4 , 4 > + 4 1 4 4 ♦ 4 4* to*: FORESTRY SCHOOL DEAN MILLER AND STAFF TRY ING TO SOLVE MANY IM PORTANT PROBLEMS The school of forestry, of the Uni versity of Idaho, is conducting a se ries of experiments in cooperation with the school of mines, to ascer tain the practicability of extracting oils from the commercial woods of Idaho for use in oil flotation. The work is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. F. G. Miller, dean of forestry, and will be continued. The yield in gallons, per cord, and the cost of production per gallon were determined for six leading species of Idaho timber, but the figures are not ready to be made public yet. Dr. Miller said: "Although it is too early to draw final conclusions, the experi ments thus far conducted are encour aging. The school of forestry, in coopéra ient with the national forestry de partment, has under way now a study of the methods of improving the range in the national forests and pro ducing a greater amount of feed for live stock. A topographical survey and 'a complete grazing plan of the Caribou national forest are being pre pared. The school has a duplicate of the map made by the forestry de partment and is trying to wojk out plan for improving the grazing quali ties of the lands in the reserve. A study of the amount of food produc ed for stock on ranges as compared with this, for comparative purposes is being made. Now that there is a demand for logged off lands and other lands for homes for returning soldiers, the for estry department has taken up the study of logged off lands in Idaho with a view to ascertaining their adaptability to agriculture, grazing or reforestation. The lands will be divided into these classes, and used for the purpose for which they are best adapted. The investigation ex tends to national and state owned lands and also included lands owned by private individuals or corporations. pa Medals of Honor Awarded. WASHINGTON.—Awards of the congressional medals of honor to four enlisted men and one officer for gallantry in action were announced today by the war department. Awards are made to Captain L. Wardlaw Miles, of Princeton, N. J.; Corporals Sidney E. Manning, Flomaton, Ala.; Jake Allex, Chicago; Thomas A. Pope, Chicago; and Private John L. of Blairston, Mo. Conflicting Thoughts ht yz i I % i ir. i i I û k mW '/A i i I % id c g WF. i i i are «y IP mißt***, Ä norm ? g A I #5 i ? & i i m %. A i 1 #1111 i g y ■mâ % :4' » A m j, /j m ir ye(l Wj 1 // ff ^'û4\ U ■ I DR. BAKER TELLS OF MONTANA TRIP WELL KNOWN VETERINARIAN GIVES INTERESTING STORY OF VISIT TO THAT STATE Dr. E. T. Baker, of Moscow, has just returned from a visit to Mon tana, where he attended the wool growers convention, which was a largely attended and very important meeting. Asked about his trip Dr. Baker said; "If one is feverish he can certainly get cooled off in eastern Montana. There is no snow, but the temperature is around zero. At Cody, Wyoming, the weather is like spring; the roads aye smooth and dusty, while the stock have run out all winter. One sees hundreds of stacks of hay, which is selling for around $10 to $12 per ton. The country greatly resemblees that around Twin Falls. "Cody is 65 miles east of the Yel lowstone Park, and is noted as the home of the late Buffalo Bill. The latter built a large hotel there, and one of the finest collections of paint ings depicting frontier life are hung on its walls. The value of these amounts to over $100,000; I was told over $15,000 worth being found in the bar-room. Being from Idaho, of course, I cannot say how true this is from personal observation. "About five miles from Cody is the great Shoshone dam, built in a narrow canyon, resembling the Royal Gorge of Colorado. This structiure is 328 feet high, 108 feet wide at the base; it cost $1,354,000, and took five years to build. Sulphur springs are numerous as well as extinct geyser craters. Moscow people will find it a delightful trip to leave at the east ern entrance, go down the Shoshone canyon, through Cody and thence up through Billings. Everywhere is found good roads, and it brings home more forcible than ever how much behind we are in that score. The Woolgrowers convention was a huge success, and in addition to an interestsing program, a theatrical troupe was imported from Chicago, while F. S. King, of Cheyenne, ex hibited a $1,000 Corriedale sheep. Those Wyoming woolgrowers are sure a royal bunch of entertainers, and the town people of Cody as hospit able as can be found in the west." to have the -® 5 . KANSAS WANTS TO SUE THE POSTMASTER GENERAL supreme court determine whether Postmaster General Burleson has au thority to fix telephone rates within states were taken today by the filing of a motion by the state of Kansas asking permission to instigate orig inal proceedings in the court against the postmaster general. p EIGHTH GRADE PUPILS EXAMINED TUESDAY The Eighth A pupils will have ex aminations in spelling and arithmetic tomorrow morning and grammar to morrow afternoon, admitted in the building before 9:00. Please note that this is for Eighth A pupils only. No one will be TWO CENT LETTER POSTAGE TO RETURN Beginning July 1 the old letter rate of two cents is to be returned in the United States. No change will be made in the present "drop" letter rate. The government will continue to make three cent stamps and people will be asked to buy them. They will be of a different color from those now made and will be called "Vic tory" stamps to commemorate the winning of the war. The extra cent paid for them will go to help pay off the war debt. " No German Operas. NEW YORK.—At the instance of Mayor Hylan and Police Commission er Enright, who declared the project ed performances might provoke dis aster, the management of the Lex ington theatre today cancelled ar rangements for a season of German operas, the first of which was to have been presented tonight. I ! Seattle Strike to End. * * * * Seattle's * shipyards, idle since January 21, 8" ♦ when 4- SEATTLE. big + approximately 4* workers 'struck for higher pay, 4* 4 1 will reopen tomorrow, the men 4> 4" having voted to return to work 4 1 4 1 for the same wages they receiv- 4* I 4> ed before the walk out. Tacoma, 4> 4* Aberdeen and Anacortes yards, 4* 4* also closed by the strike of about 4* 4> 16,000 workers, will resume work 4* 4* tomorrow. (These men have been out 42 4* 4« days and have lost in wages * 4> close to $6,000,000. The common 4> 4* laborers received $4.16; helpers, 4* 4* $5.40 and mechanics, $6.86 per 4* 4* day. They struck for $6, $7 and 4 > 4" $8 per day for the three classes, 4 1 4* respectively.) 4 , 4 , 4 , + 4 + + + 4>44 , 4 , 4 , + *44 l 25,000 4 4* 4 4 fn IDAHO STATE BONDS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND STATE HIGHWAY BONDS BRING 494 PER CENT Idaho state bonds amounting to $1,200,000, consisting of $900,000 for the completion of the state capitol building and the erection of me morials commemorating the services of the soldiers of Idaho in the Eu ropean war, and $300,000 highway improvement bonds, have been au thorized by the Idaho legislature and have been approved by Governor Davis. The legislation authorizing these bonds also included a provision for their sale to Ferris & Hardgrove dealers in investment bonds of Spo kane. Bonds Direct State Debt. George P. Hardgrove of the firm of Ferris & Hardgrove, who. with E. B. Sherwin of the same firm, has been in Boise for several weeks assisting the state officials in working out the details of this financing, says; "These two issues of bonds bear 4% per cent interest and will ma ture serially from 10 to 20 years. The bonds are the direct debt and obliga tion of the state of Idaho, which has an assessed valuation of about $600, 000,000 and a very small debt. "This is probably the largest bond transaction ever handled by west ern bond house, and we feel partic ularly fortunate in having been able to handle this important financial transaction through the city of Spo J kane. Governor Davis and the state j officials generally, as well as | bers of the legislature, were anxious to see the bonds handled by a west ern dealer. Benefit North Idaho Roads. mem "The state capitol issue of $900, A consid Again the University of Idaho bas Idaho scoring; Baskets—Moe 7, Hunter 5, Campbell 4; Free throws— Hunter 6 in 8. W. S. C. scoring: Baskets—Kotula Rockey 2, Mclvor. Hollman ; Free throws—Mclvor 2 in 5, Holmes 4 in 8. Referee—E. A. Hinderman, Spokane, 000 will be used in the building of two wings to the present capitol. The $300,000 of highway bonds will com plete the state's present program of highway appropriations, enable portion of this money will be expended in northern Idaho and in connection with the state's north and south highway." IMHO WON GAMED DEFEATED W. S. C. AT PULLMAN SCORE OF 38 TO 20 IN ONE-SIDED GAME ket ball team showed that it is far su perior to Bohler's team of the Wash ington State College, by defeating that team on its own floor by a score of almost two to one. A few Moscow peo ple attended the game, which was too one-sided to be really interesting. The story of the game as told by the Pulf man reporter, follows: PULLMAN.—Idaho's great scoring combination, Campbell-Moe and Hunt er, had little trouble with Washing ton State tonight, and Idaho took the odd game in the series 38 to 20. It was Idaho's game from the start, the visitors piling up 16 points before Washington State annexed its first field basket, and incidentally the only one made by Bohler's men during the first half. Team work won for the Idaho quintet practically all of the baskets being short tosses made after the ball had been worked down the floor on a succession of quick, short passes. In a curtain raiser to the Idaho Washington State college game the state freshmen won from Walla Walla high school in a first game, 15 to 9. W. S. C. (20). . Mclvor . Rockey . Hollman . Kotula Idaho (38). Hunter . Moe . Campbell ... Carter . Lindley . Substitutes—Gloger for Holman. F F, c G G Burgess BE RAISED SOON HIGH SCHOOL OPENED FOR EX A MI NATION TOD A Y— EIG HTH GRADE TOMORROW The influenza situation shows marked Improvement. There are a few new cases but they are mild and a number of those who were sick have recovered and are out again. Today the high school was open for examin ations and the eighth grade will have examinations tomorrow, beginning at 9 o'clock. It is hoped that all grades may resume work Wednesday. The announcement will be made in tomor row's paper. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer, makes the following statement today : ' It is reported that a few parties are breaking the quarantine regulations by going back and forth from their homes without having a permit from the attending physician. I wish to state that this will not be permitted. There is a city ordinance providing a heavy fine for such an affense. The cases of influenza in town are not confined to the school children alone. A good many adults are now down with the disease. Let us be careful of congregating in crowds or having any unnecessary social gather ings. Parents of children attending school should be especially careful as they may contract the disease and carry it home to the children, there by helping to continue the condition which may necessitate the closing of our schools for the remainder of the year. Cards were put at the following places Sunday and today: Mattson. 443 Lewis St.; Boswick, Polk fit.; Carlson, 705 East Eighth St.; Idaho Apartments: Scott, 221 South Asbury; Snooks, 916 East Sixth St.; Hatfield, 320 Second St. -r IN ONITED STATES HERBERT HOOVER PREDICTS WORLD MILL NEED ALL OF AMERICA'S WHEAT CROP That the government will probably lose nothing by its guarantee of $2.26 per bushel for the 1919 wheat crop, the entire will be needed crop feed Europe and Asia and the price paid by the government will be paid by the other countries that need the wheat, js the statement of H. Hoover, food administrator, who has been giv en charge of food distribution to all of the European countries. Mr. Hoover is now in Paris, where he gave out the following statement; "The question of government loss, if any, will revolve around several different factors. First, whether we or the world will have any surplus from the 1918 crop to carry over into next year; second, what the supply and demand will be for the 1919 crop, and, third, whether the government should deliberately decide to take a loss in order to lower the price of bread. "As to the supply and demand for the 1918 crop: Changes in the world demand during the last month, shown by widespread investigation of the food needs of Europe, indicate that there will be no surplus to carry over into the 1919 crop. The Indian fam ine has proved so serious that a large part of the Australian wheat must go there at once. In addition a consid erable proportion of the Australian supply which has been piling up for years has spoiled. "The needs of Europe are larger than our previous estimates. Alto gether the balance of the supply and demand for our present wheat now looks as though we might see wheat at $3.50 a bushel, as it was in the spring of 1917, if there is a free mar ket in wheat and uncontrolled prices. So much for the 1918 crop. There can be no free market of 90 per cent of the world's exports. Wheat is controlled by the wheat executive in London. "As to the 1919 crop it is, of course, too early to come to any precise con clusion. Our crop looks anything from 10 to 20 per cent greater than last year. Before the war Russia, India, Bulgaria, Serbia and Rumania all exported large amounts of wheat. The war famine, loss of seed and lack of fertilizers, and anarchy have cumu lated to turn these countries into im porters of wheat for the whole of next year. Central European seed ing will be below normal. The Aus tralian 1918 crop is small; the Argen tine crop is no larger than that of Europe. Altogether it would appear now that there would be no bread to waste in any quarter of the world for the next year. "Therefore, to all present appear ances it should be possible to market the whole of next year's crop without loss to the government. "As to w-hether the government will deliberately take a loss below the price of $2.26 a bushel in order to lower the price of bread is a matter that will have to be determined by the officials of the day. It appears to me that the world price of wheat, if there is a free market, may be above $2.26 and in any event such a toss would be a direct substruction from bread prices just as it is paid now in European countries."