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Germany is to be stripped of her military power and allowed barely enough
of an army to police the country. The victors are going to take no chances
of Germany ever starting another war. She is to surrender her artillery,
destroy her munition plants or convert them into manufacturing plants for
some other uses than
The great Krupp works, which are believed to
•have been largely responsible for the war just closed, are to be dismantled.
The supreme council of the peace conference has the draft of the peace treaty
almost completed and Germany may be invited to send a delegation to in
spect and sign the treaty about March 20.
Wholesale executions of Spartacans are going on in Berlin and Halle, where
some atrocious murders were committed by the Spartacans, who shot
■Ef soldiers and citizens, killed 60 policemen and detectives
The cable story from Europe today follows:
German Military Power to Be Destroyed.
PARIS, Monday.—Military Germany will go out of existence as a result
of the supreme council's adoption tonight of the military terms for German
disarmament as they will go into the peace treaty. These terms provide
for a sweeping reduction of German military establishment to 100,000 men
and 4,000 officers, the army to be recruited by voluntary enlistment system
for a period of 12 years.
The supreme council has progressed with the framing of the peace treaty
until its completion by March 20 is now assured. The first rough draft will
be ready when President Wilson arrives in France Thursday and the revision
will be concluded before March 20.
in one place.
, It is the present purpose of the peace
conference to call the German delegates to Versailles soon after March 20,
probably between March 22 and 26. In case they are unprepared to sign it
immediately they will be given an opportunity to return to Germany to con
sider it and to return for the formal signing at Versailles, later.
Pope Wants an Early Peace.
PARIS.—(By Associated Press.)—It became known today that Pope Bene
dict has addressed an appeal to the powers emphasizing the urgency of a
speedy conclusion of peace with Germany.
The influenza situation in Moscow
*is so much better that all schools will
open tomorrow morning. This, of
course, does not mean that all re
strictions are off or that there is no
longer need for care and caution. In
Ÿact It means the
sqhools are to remain open the utmost
càre must be used to prevent the dis
ease reappearing or spreading through
Moscow. The utmost diligence will
Be exercised at the school and every
pupil will be watched and sent home
If he or she shows any sign of the
disease or any other disease. L. F.
Parsons, of the city school board,
gave out the following statement:
All city schools will opentomorrow.
Late this afternoon Dr. Adair ad
vised the school board that he would
permit the opening of the schools,
provided that the following regula
tions were carried out:
First, that the temperature of every
child would be taken twice a day,
any any person showing any rise in
temperature or any other indications
of illness would be sent home, and
kept under observation until such as
lit could be determined whether or
not they were infected with the in
fluenza, and he also requested that
the superintendent and teachers ad
vise him of any and all parents who
appeared as wilfully sending their
children to school when they were not
well, or when there were other mem
bers of the family sick.
Dr. Adair states, that there is a
considerable amount of influenza in
the city, and several new cases have
been reported today, and it will only
be possible to keep the schools open
by the hearty cooperation of the par
The parents can assist to a very
considerable extent by not permitting
any of their children to attend school
unless they are perfectly well, and
they must not send children to school
when other members .of the family
are 111. They can assist further by re
stricting them from going to public
places, and they themselves by stay
ing away from attending unnecessary
gatherings. School children are pro
reverse. If the
hiblted from attending picture shows,
dances, ball games, class parties,
Church and Sunday school.
A member of the school board in
speaking of the school situation, stat
ed that should the schools be closed
again it would be necessary to close
them for the year, while every en
deavor will be made to give the grad
uating class of the high school the
necessary work, nevertheless, the
balance of the pupils will undoubtedly
be deprived of half year's work in the
event the schools are closed again.
The war department is sending out
information to discharged soldiers
telling them what steps to take to get
the bonus of $60 which congress voted
every discharged man. The in
structions, as sent out by the war de
partment. follow;
Section 1406 of the Revenue Act ap
proved February 24, 1919, authorizes
the payment of a bonus of $60 to of
ficers, soldiers, field clerks and nurses
of the Army upon honorable separa
tion from active service by discharge,
resignation or otherwise. This bonus
is not payable to the heirs or rep
resentatives of any deceased soldier.
Those who are discharged .hereafter
will receive this bonus on the same
roll or voucher upon which they are
paid their final pay.
Those who have been discharged
and have received their final pay
without the $60 bonus, should write à
letter to the Zone Finance Officer,
Lemon Building, Washington. D. C.,
stating their service since which they
desire their bonus checks to be sent
and enclosing with this letter their
discharge certificate or military or
der for discharge and both, if both
were issued.
Upon the receipt by the Zone Fin
ance Officer. Washington, D. C., of
this information and the soldier's dis
charge certificate, this officer will
cause cheeks to be drawn and mailed
to the claimants in the order in which
their claims were received by him.
The discharge certificate will be re
turned to the soldier with the check.
It is estimated that at least one mil
lion and a quarter persons have been
discharged from the service who are
entitled to'the benefits of this act and
while payments will be made as ex
peditiously as practicable, it will man
ifestly take considerable time to write
and mail this many checks.
G. P. Lyon, on the Arnold Lyon
ranch, three miles east of town, has
just finished the work of handpick
ing his peas for seed. He handpicked
135 sacks of Blue Prussian peas and
says he will guarantee 2500 Blue
Prussian peas for every pea of any
other variety found in the entire lot.
He did the work himself and it took
the greater part of three months. He
certain that the work has been well
done and that he has as nearly pure
seed as it is possible to get. As a re
sult he expects to get a high price
for his peas next fall. He intends to
plant the entire 135 sacks, which will
seed 135 acres, it requiring one sack
an acre.
Last year Mr. Lyon had 60 acres
of peas got an average 6%
sacks per acre. He sold these for
$10.40 per sack to Washburn & Wil
son and they went to fill the govern
ment contract of 400 tons sold by this
firm. This means that he got $67.60
per acre for his crop of peas, despite
the fact that the season was very dry
and the crop was very light. He ex
pects to do twice that well this year.
From the 135 sacks of pure Blue
Prussian peas Mr. Lyon got enough
of other varieties to fatten two hogs
and he has 14 sacks left, which shows
how badly peas become mixed if the
seed is not hand picked. Mr. Lyon is
a nephew of Arnold Lyon, well known
pioneer farmer and head of the Farm
ers Union and the Latah county farm
Friends of Congressman and Mrs.
Burton L. French have been informed
that they will soon return to Idaho.
They will visit Mrs. French's sister
in Omaha on the way home and will
arrive here about March 20th.
Mondell is Floor Leader.
WASHINGTON. — Representative
Frank Mondell, of Wyoming, was
chosen republican floor leader in the
next house, today after Representa
tive Mann, of Illinois, leader in the
last congress, had been elected on the
first ballot but refused to serve.
CHICAGO—A ruling by Com
♦ missioner Roper, made public
<• here today, provides that income
4* tax exemptions for wife and
■fr children covers the whole year 4*
4" of 1918, even if the wife were *
4* wed or the child born the last 4*
4* day of the year. This gives ev- 4*
4* ery married couple $2000 exemp- 4*
4" tion, even though married dur- 4*
4 1 ing the year, and reverses the 4*
4 1 ruling that has been in effect 4*
4" this year.
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Snow arrived here last night from
Boise to visit his mother, Mrs M.
M. Snow of Moscow for a few days.,
His wife and two children also came
in last night from Gilmore, Idaho,
their home.
State Representative William M.
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Mr. Snow is a Latah county boy,
haying lived most of his life here, his
native place, except the last few,
years, since he has been in the nun
ln Ç business, as assayer and engineer
with different companies in northern
Idaho, including the Gold Hunter
company at Mullan. At present Mr.
Snow is operating on a lease, the
Pittsburg-Idaho mine at Gilmore,
with a qrew of 25 men.
The Boise Evening Capitol News
says, "Representative William M.
Snow of Gilmore, Idaho, • has proven
an earnest worker in the minority in
the house of representatives.
Snow's pet measure is house bill 40,
which provides for the creation of a
state bureau of mines and geology,
and makes provision for co-operative
work with the United States bureau
of mines and the United geological
survey. Snow is a mining engineer
himself, is a graduate of the Univer
sity of Idaho, and is well versed in
matters affecting this great Idaho in
"Mr. Snow, or 'Bill' Snow, as he is
known to all of the alumni of the
The effort of a filibustèr in the closing days of the recent congress to
cripple the railroads and force the administration to return them to their
owners, has failed. The railroads are to be operated, despite the failure of
the railroad appropriation bill. New York bankers are planning to finance
the roads until action can be taken by the special session of congress to be
called when President Wilson returns from the peace conference.
Federal Warrants May Be Issued.
WASHINGTON.—The issuance of federal warrants for amounts due rail
road corporations probably will be the method employed by the railroad
administration to meet the situation caused by the failure of congress to pass
the railroad appropriation bill. It is estimated that $701,697,692 will be
needed by the railroad administration to June 30, 1919.
New York Bankers Will Help.
WASHINGTON.—The financial predicament of the railroads as a result of
the depletion of the railroad administrations' funds without further con
gressional appropriation, was discussed at a conference between Director
General Hines, and leading railway executives, bankers and officials of the
war finance corporation. New York bankers have proposed the organiza
tion of a banking pool of over $100,000,000 advance to the railroads for a
period of not more than six months. It is understood this will be laid before
the railroad administration today.
Remove Double Censorship.
WASHINGTON.—The double censorship of cablegrams has been abolished
under the agreement between the United States and Great Britain, it was
made public today. They agree that hereafter cable communication through
the territory of either country will be subject to only the censorship of the
country where the message originates. The United States, the announce
ment says, desires to discontinue the cable censorship entirely at the earliest
possible moment. But "as long as the allies consider it necessary to con
tinue the blockade it will be necessary to continue the censorship." Every
modification consistent with the blockade will be made.
Army Aviation Changes Announced.
WASHINGTON.—Major General William L. Kenly, director of military
aeronautics, was relieved from that post today and in the permanent grade
of colonel was ordered to report to the chief of the field artillery for duty.
Brigadier General William Mitchell will be detailed to command the army
aviation service.
March Winds
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University of Idaho, for four years
was considered one of the greatest
football players in the northwest col
legiate conference. He played cen
ter in the famous Idaho team which
in 1906 swept its way to the undis
puted championship of the northwest
and is generally considered to have
been the best team ever represnting
this institution."
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It is believed that the basket ball
tournament to be held here March
20 and 21, instead of 13-14, as at first
planned, will bring many high schools
to Moscow to decide which team is
! the _ champion in playing basket ball.
! Indications are that both north and
south Idaho will be well represented,
i The university is still absolutely
: f ree 0 f the disease and, by changing
) the dates to March 2 0-21 there is a
str0 ng probability that the tourney
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I Intense interest in the meet is
I prevalent in south Idaho. The south
: eastern section is the scene of a lively
i SC rap centering around Blackfoot and
Sugar city> but inc i uding a half
, dozen other strong contenders for
| the district championship,
In t£e central section Gooding puts
U P a high claim tor honors.
The additional week will give the
south Idaho teams plenty of time
to settle district honors beyond a
doubt. The keen competition in that
part of the state indicates that the
teams from below the mountains will
fight hard for the pennant in the
finals at Moscow.
"Back to the Farm.''
NEW YORK.—George Creel, head
of the committee on public informa
tion announced today on his return
Amelia F. Barr is Dead,
NEW YORK.—Amelia F. Barr, au
thoress, died last night at her home
on Richmond Hill, here.
from Europe aboard the transport
Agamemnon, that it is his intention
to "return to private life."
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WASHINGTON. — Secretary 4*
4* Daniels talked today by radio *
4* telephone with - Ensign Harry 4«
4" Fagenwater in a navy flying 4*
4* boat enroute from Washington 4"
4* to Hampton Roads. The com- 4*
4" munication Established a dis- 4"
4* tance of over 150 miles by far 4*
4* the longest transmission of radio 4*
4* telephone signals with flying 4*
4* airplane ever achieved.
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In the district court a number of
actions have been taken the past few
Allie Carrico was granted a divorce
from'Ellis Carrico, March 4, on the
ground of desertion. They were mar
ried in 1900 in the state of Virginia
and the six children were given to
the custody of the mother, the young
Chas. W. West was granted a di
vorce from Mabel West, on March 6,
the charge being desertion. The
couple were married in 1911 and the
two children seven and six years of
age, were given into the custody of
the father.
A suit was filed by G. E. Buck
against the Idaho Fire Brick com
pany of Troy, in which the plaintiff
alleges a written contract was enter
ed into by both parties and one Euel
Boren, who assigned his interest in
said contract to the plaintiff.
The plaintiff asks judgment for
$635 for loading clay, removing sur
face dirt and getting out shale. Also
for further judgment of $2548 because
the plaintiff was notified to stop fur
ther work on the contract and he
would have loaded clay to the value
of the above mentioned amount.
Action for divorce was filed by
James Cameron against Martha A.
Cameron on the charge of desertion.
The parties were married in Michigan
in 1888, there being no children in
volved in the action.
George A. Putman has filed action
against Augustus E. Gregory and
Elinore Gregory. The plaintiff al
leges the defendant executed a prom
issory note to .plaintiff for the sum
of $190 and the plaintiff accepted the
note knowing the defendant owned |
certain real estate, and that on the j
day before the interest was due on
said note, Mr. Gregory conveyed by
warranty deed to his wife the real
estate, with intent to delay and de
fraud his creditors including the
plaintiff. The plaintiff therefore
asks for judgment for the said am
ount and for the cancellation of the
said deed.
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evidence of the superior chances for
success which await the college train
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Here are a few of the commonly
cited facts: (a) Only about 1 per
cent of the population of the United
States has had college or university
training. Yet approximately two
thirds of the persons listed in Who's
"What has just been shown to be
true in the army under extraordinary
circumstances has long been appar
ent in civil life. There is abundant
Who, include men women
who have attained national distinction
in any calling, are college trained;
that is, two-thirds of the leaders in
professions and business, so far as
the editors of Who's who can discover
them, are drawn from the higher edu
cated 1 per cent of the population.
"(b) Statistics based on data
gathered from the experience of 100
business houses and covering a period
of three to four years show that about
90 per cent of the college men were
successful in raising to large salaries
and responsible positions, as compar
ed with 25 per cent of the non-college
Probate Judge Nelson performed
the ceremony uniting in marriage on
March 6, Ernest Bovencamp and An
na Johnson of near Troy. Mr. Boven
camp is a returned soldier.
A second ceremony was performed
by Judge Nelson on March 8. uniting |
in marriage Cairl Brown and Nannie,
McQueary. both of Albion, Wash. 1
"(c) A number of the leading uni
versities have made reports of the
earnings of their graduates year by
year for the first ten years after
graduation. The average earnings by
the end of the fifth year after gradu
ation run from $1800 to $2200; by
the end of the tenth year from $2000
to $3800.
BOISE.—The fifteenth Idaho legis
lature has completed its labors. Aft
er 63 days of lawmaking the general
public is given a breathing spell and
an opportunity to review what it has
accomplished. That a large amount
of constructive legislation has been
passed, together with much that is
immaterial, is generally conceded. The
appropriations will be high when the
final summary is made, but special
or general tax levies is to keep
abreast of the times, will not be bur
Generally speaking, the legislature
has accomplished many things it set
out to do. On the whole the record is
satisfactory, especially to the party
that was dominant—the republican.
Many of its pledges have been enacted
into laws and other good legisation,
that the planks did not call for, was
sent to the governor. '
State Government Changed.
First and primarily, the form of state
government was remodeled and ma
terially changed. This was proposed
by Governor Davis and met with the
approval of both houses. The govern
or is "given a cabinet of nine members
standing at the head of as many de
partments, grouped under which are
present state commissions, boards and
departments, co-ordinated and consol
idated. Governor Davis will appoint
this cabinet—that is, he will name its
head. This centers responsibility in
The backers of this new form of gov
ernment claim that it will be found
just as suceesful in Idaho as it has
proved to be in the state of Illinois.
On March 31 the plan will go into ef
The annexation acts for Franklin,
Camas, Ada and Bonneville counties
failed. The roposed new counties of
I-ake in the north and Nampa and
Buhl in the south also met with de
feat. The general enabling act to
permit counties to settle their own
division problems by popular vote iu
stead of the legislature to be troubled
with them every sqesiou it convenes,
was also killed,
The legislature did not forget its
soldiers and, regardless of the fact
that congress failed to push through
its land settlement plan during the
last session, the Idaho solons passed
the necessary legislation to w.ork in
cooperation with the government, and
passed a bill creating a state com
mission which the governor will ap
point for that purpose.
Throe New Counties Made,
The number of counties in the state
was increased from 41 to 44 through
the creation of three new counties.
Jerome, Clark and Caribou. The for
mer has Jerome as the county seat
and is organized out of parts of Good
ing, Lincoln and Minidoka counties.
Clark is created out of the western
portion of Fremont county, with Du
bois as the county seat; and Caribou
is formed out of Bannock county, with
Soda Springs as the seat of govern
ment. The officers of all three coun
ties have been appointed by the gov
Levy for Roads Passed.
Good roads and better highways
came in for favorable consideration.
Face to face with an exhausted limit
in bond issues, a two-mill levy law
was passed which, by direct taxation
will raise $1,800,000 to be distributed
over the main trunk highways of the
state. Combined with the help of coun
ties and the federal government, it
makes possible the expenditure of ap
proximately $6,000,000 on Idaho's
highways in 1919 and 1920.
There was appropriated $200,000
for the maintenance of the highways
and the interest rate on the $900,000
bond issue of the fourteenth session,
still unsold, was raised from 4 1-2 to
3-4 per cent to permit their sale
immediately. In addition greater lee
way was given to county commission
ers and good road districts in all
parts of the state t o build better
Aid for Institutions.
Liberal allowances were made for
the various state institutions, not
only for maintenance but for needed
additions and new buildings as well.
The state normal at Lewiston was
allowed $150,000 for a new adminis
tration building. Other allowances
were for a girls' building for the Ida
ho industrial training school at St.
Anthony to cost $60,000, a building
for the state feeble-minded institute
at Nampa to cost $50,000, and a build
ing for the deaf and blind school at
Gooding. The attempt to consolidate
the Albion state normal with the Ida
ho Technical institute at Pocatello,
approved and indorsed by the state
board of education failed.
The educational laws of the state
were codified. Teachers in public and
private schools were removed from
the jurisdiction of the state industrial
accident board and the school, laws
generally strengthened. In the future
all instruction for all subjects in both
private and public schools will be ex
clusively in the English language, for
it is made a misdemeanor to instruct
in any other language. The Ameri
canization plan for the education of
foreigners by giving them special in
struction in English and the English
language was also approved,
Lap lto J Addition Planned.
Conditional upon Boise securing
the approaches to the state capitol
building and parking them, the legis
Jators authorized the issuance of
$900,000 in bonds to raise the neces
al T funds to complete the state cap
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