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The Daily Star-Mirror
VOLUME VIII
MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1919
NUMBER 149
SWISS ASK AMENDMENT
PARIS.—The text of the amendment to the league of nations covenant
which was proposed by the Swiss delegation to the conference of neutrals,
and was given out this morning, reads:
preted as containing anything contrary to the sovereignty of the states, ex
cept insofar as the state itself, by adhering to the covenant, shall consent;
and the covenant itself shall not interfere with the internal affairs of any
While the amendment does not mention the Monroe doc
a
This covenant shall not be inter
of its members.'
trine, it is understood to apply to it.
Coersive Measures Discussed.
The delegates to the conference of neutrals devoted considerable time to
day to the discussion of those articles of the league of nations covenant
providing coercive measures against the state breaking relations with the
league without submitting it grievances to the executive body. The amend
ments proposed stipulate that force might be used only in case of necessity,
and that it might be brought to bear only after economic pressure had been
Insufficient and that small states might decline taking warlike steps.
Flight Over Sierras.
SACRAMENTO.—Army aviators in three D. Haviland airplanes, left
Mather flying field early today in an attempt to fly over the Sierra Nevada
mountains to Reno, Nevada. The flight across the Sierras has never yet
been accomplished.
RENO, Nevada.—The government airplanes which left Sacramento this
morning reached Carson City at 10:36, experiencing no difficulty in the
flight over the Sierras. They are scheduled to leave for Reno at 12 o'clock.
Look for Revolution.
LADIVOSTOK—The ever-growing uneasiness in Siberia is taken by the
allied officials an an indication that a revolution may start shortly. The
ultra-reactionary party is using repressive measures which arouse a bitter
feeling among the radicals and peasants, which served to fan the flame
- already kindled.
Workers Demand More.
LONDON.—Representatives of the miners, railway men and transport
workers conferred with the government leaders in Downing street for an
hour and a half today in an effort to end the deadlock between the railway
men and their employers. After the conference the railway men's leaders
went to report to their conference, declaring the situation to be grave.
According to one report the railway men refused the offer of a wage increase
which would cost 90,000,000 pounds annually, and insist on demands which
would cost 120,000,000 pounds.
Early Trial for Los Angeles Mayor.
LOS ANGELES.—Mayor Frederick T. Woodman entered the plea of not
guilty today when arraigned before the superior court here on an indictment
which whs returned yesterday by the grand jury, charging him with asking,
agreeing to receive, and receiving a bribe. John D. Fredericks, who is
Woodman's attorney, has asked the court to fix an early date for the trial
case, saying it should be concluded several days before the primary election
on May 6, as Woodman is a candidate for reelection.
German Granted Safe Conduct.
WASHINGTON.-—Heinrich von Eckhardt the fornqer German minister to
Mexico, who crossed the United States border at Laredo, Texas, yesterday,
enroute to New York, to sail for Spain, has been granted safe conduct by
the state department and given permission to remain two days in New York
before sailing.
Bolsheviki Hard Pressed.
PARIS.—The Havan Esthonian-Lettish offensive of the Bolsheviki is men
acing Petrograd so seriously that Leon Trotzky the Bolshevik minister of
war marine, has ordered a general mobilization of all men to the age of
46, according to a Zurich dispatch to The Matin.
Decline Passports to Sinn Feiner.
DUBLIN.—(Associated Press.)—Father O'Flanagan-of Roscomman, the
vice president of the Sinn Fein society, has been notified that the British
foreign office has declined to issue passports for him to proceed to the United
States. It was his purpose to go to the United States in behalf of the Sinn
Feiners.
Colorado Storm Menaces Traffic.
DENVER.—Sleet and snow in northern, western and southern Colorado,
Wyoming and New Mexico, fell yesterday and last night, seriously inter
fering with telegraph and telephone communication in the inter-mountain
region and also with the train schedules. The railroad company officials
said it would take several hours to restore the service to normal.
MINING CONGRESS
DISCUSSION OF TOPICS OF INTER
EST TO MINING PEOPLE OF
THE NORTHWEST
VANCOUVER, B. C.—Is "mining an
Investment, a speculation or a gam
ble," was the subject of an address
made here the first of the week be
fore the International Northwest Mi
ning congress by T. A. Rickard of
San Francisco, editor of The Mining
and Scientific Record. Even the best
of mining propositions contain a cer
tain element of risk according to Mr.
Rickard, "but," he added, "risk is
the very essence of mining; it is its
life, and the true miner faces the
risk with cheerful confidence,
tain promoters he described as men
who tried "to sell nothing for some
thing to a man who expects some
thing for nothing." He said in part:
Cer
"The use of money in mining is sel
dom an 'investment,' usually when it
is meant to be so it affords an ex
ample of the triumph of hope over ex
perience. I admit that certain forms
of iron and coal mining on a large
scale are characterized by such se
curity. continuity, and steadiness of
Income as to be 'nivestments,' but the
mining of the so-called base metals
or of the precious metals, in which
most of you are engaged, does not
come within the catergory. In metal
mining the chance of a considerable
risk and of a correspondingly large
gain is inherent. Some of you will
demur you will point at the Home
stake, the Bunker Hill & Sullivan, or
the Utah Copper as examples of an,
investment, as representing a type of
security so safe as to be gilt edged,
"But I submit that in the early ]
stages of development these splendid
enterprises were speculative, as is
suggested by the fact that these sue
cessfml ones are a few survivors from
the much larger number that were
started at about the same time and
proved disappointing. I may remind
you. to make my point quite clear, i
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that many of the famous mines of
the world 'broke' those who first at
tempted to bring them to financial
success. If today you were to ad
vise a widow to put her savings in
any one of the three magnificent mines
that I have instanced, you would, in
my opinion, be an unwise counselor,
because looking forward, not back
ward, for ten or twenty years, they
would represent a speculative use of
the widow's savings. You might be
sagacious in using your money for
such a purchase, because you could
take the relatively small rick for the
sake of the probably large gain, but
the widow would be better advised to
buy Liberty bonds.
"This investment idea, of minimiz
ing risks and limiting possibilities,
would soon cause mining to die for
want of breath. Before a profitable
outcome is assured every mining en
terprise must pass through several
stages of speculativeness as surely as
a child must take the chance of bumps
and bruises, of measles and mumps.
"Of well-conducted mining ven
tures it can be said that they meet
with a measure of success as large
as, if not larger than, an ordinary
manufacturing enterprise. I make no
apoligy for mining, it has been—and
is still—a glorious adventure for the
youth of the world, for those young
in spirit as well as in body. To min
ing we owe the exploration of the
far corners of the earth and the de
velopment of its waste places."
Who Are They?
AX the home on 706 East Eighth
street last evening was a scene of
festivity when Mike McGinnis and
Sally Sullivan entertained eight of
their friends at a St Patrick's dinner
Promptly at 7 o clock all were seated
at the table where shamrocks grew in
profusion, and the Irish green color
shone from candles, decorations and
even In many of the eatables of the
elaborate two-course dinner.
The guests were Peggy Flanagan,
Maggie Murphy. Middy Maiqny. Brid
get O'Hara. Dennis O'Grady, Timothy
Dooly, Larry Finnegan and Pattrick
O'Toole. Games were in order and
Irish wit vied with each other in joke,
song and story. It was an enjoyable
affair and all declared it would long
be green in their memory.
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EXTRA SESSION,
MIDDLE OF MAY
CABLE FROM PARIS INDICATES
THAT WILL BE THE
DATE
PARIS, March 21.—(By Associated
Press.)—A special session of both
houses of the American congress
probably will be called to assemble
about the middle of May, the date
when President Wilson hopes to re
turn to the United States.
Senators Hear Rumors.
WASHINGTON, March 21.—From
some sources not revealed those sen
ators who are still here—and they
are many—got a tip today that an
extra session of congress may be
called by the end of April. The in
formation came to them in such a
planner as to lead them to believe
that it is sound.
plans for going home once more are
disturbed. Senator Poindèxter had
expected to start for home Tuesday,
but this may interfere.
In consequence,
Jones on Speaking Tour.
Senator Jones was not in town to
receive the tip, he having been out
on a tour making prohibition
speeches, beginning at Milwaukee and
ending this week in Maine, but it
may disarrange his plans to go to
Panama at the end of the month.
Senator Borah, who returned today
from preaching the so-called perils
of a league of nations as set forth in
President Wilson's draft, is some
what disturbed by the tip and may
have to change his plans about go
ing to the west coast. However, he
is determined that he will make a
lot more speeches anyhow in the mid
dle west and as far as Kansas, for he
jias many invitations to speak and
yearns to accept them.
People Positive in Views.
Talking of his most recent trip into
upstate New York, Ohio, Indiana and
Illinois,' he said today:
"Everywhere they were large
meetings and very evident profound
interest in the subject of the league of
nations proposal. People are becom
ing more and more interested. They
are very positive in their views that
the two propositions, namely, the
peace treaty and the league consti
tution, ought to be separated and this
is true alike of those who favor and
those who oppose the league plan.
"My observation is that the league
grows in disfavor as its details are.
studied and become understood. No
doubt exists in my mind that a ma
jority of the people favor dealing
with the league of nations proposal
solely on its merits, that it should
be dealt with deliberately and ought
not to be hurried by any coercive
methods."
"FLU" SITUATION IMPROVING—
CAUTION STILL NECESSARY
Dr. W. A. Adair says the flu situa
tion is still Improving. Since Wed
nesday cards were put up at the fol
lowing places: Parkins. 22 Asbury
street; Driscoll, 904 East Eighth
street; Gerald, 128 N. Asbury; Strat
tons. North Washington; Boldings on
Jefferson.
cases in families that are already un
der quarantine.
The ban regarding public school
children is still on until further an
nouncement,
new pases in the high school for two
weeks, but a few cases have been dis
covered in the grades.
Care is still to be observed to pre
vent further spread. In another week
we hope to be rid of the disease en
tirely.
There are a few new
There have been no
Mr. and Mrs. Frank May, who have
been visiting in Moscow from Julia
etta, leave tomorrow with their son.
to spend a couple of months on the
coast.__

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LAND FOR SOLDIERS
-HOW TO OBTAIN IT
LOCAL BUREAU HAS INFORMA
TION SOLDIERS SHOULD
HAVE NOW
The following circular letter sent
out by the department of the inter
ior tells how soldiers may obtain land.
L. F. Parsons of Moscow, has the in
formation and applications. The cir
cular follows:
Q. What do you mean, work and
homes?
A. Just this. There is a bill now
before Congress asking for an ap
propriation of $100.000,000, which, if
passed, will enable the interior de
partment to begin work at once de
veloping cooperative farm settlements
Eor soldiers and sailors in all or near
ly all the States.
Q. Who will get the farms?
A. Those who create them by
working on draining, clearing, irri
gating. and improving the lands.
1 Q. Will all get farms?
1 A. That depends on the amount of
land reclaimed,
q. i s this plan only for men who
| have been across?
a. No. ' It is for all of the men
w ho have worn Uncle Sam's uniform
j n the great war.
Q. Where is this land located?
A. In practically every State in the
Union there are large areas of this
land. There is dry land in the West
that needs water, which can be pro
vided by building dams and canals.
In the east are large areas of cut-over
or logged-off timber land, from which
it will be necessary to blow the
stumps and clear off the under-brush.
In the south is a large amount of cut
over land and swamp land which must
be drained.
Q. Could I get a Job near my old
home?
A.Probably you could. These pro
posed settlements are scattered all
over the country, and it is planned to
have one in each State) if Congress
provides the money for construction.
Q. How about wages?
A. You would be paid fair wages
by the government while doing this
work—just as good wages as you
would be able to get in outside work
of like character.
Q. Would I be enlisted?
A. No. This work is only for men
who have been honorobly discharged
from the service.
Q. What kind of work is it?
A. The'government will have work
of all kinds in connection with these
settlements, from the highest technic
al and clerical positions to that of lab
orer.
Q. Now, how about getting a home
out of this?
A. After you have helped build the
dams and canals, or cleared the cut
over land or stumps, or built the
ditches to drain the swamp land; aft
er you have helped to erect houses
and bams, built fences, constructed
roads, and laid out town sites, built
creameries, canneries, warehouses,
schools, etc. ; after you have, in fact,
actually reclaimed the land, the gov
ernment will allow you to pick out
one of these farms planted in crops.
■ Q. Does the government give me
this farm for nothing?
A. No. And you wouldn't want the
government to do it. The plan is to
arrange for you to pay for your farm
home
payments over a long
term of years, with interest charges
at the rate of 4 per cent per annum.
Q. How about stock and farm im
plements?
A. It is planned (hat the govern
ment will also furnish you with the
necessary stock and farm implements,
to be paid for by you in small pay
ments spread over several years.
Q. Where will I get the money
make even these small payments?
A. You should be able to save the
amount of the first payment out
your wages while working for the
government helping to build these
settlements. The balance you should
be able to pay from the proceeds from
the sale of your crops.
Q. I think I should like farm life,
but I don't like the idea of being too
far away from other people.
A. It is the plan, if Congress passes
the bill now pending before it, to build
what are known as community set
tlements, each containing not less
than 100 farm homes surrounding a
town, so that you will have near
neighbors, good roads over which to
brihg your produce to town, and a
market for the sale of your produce
within a short distance of your farm
home.
Q. How many acres will my farm
contains?
A. This will depend upon the lo
cation and kind of farming you en
gage in. For general farming from 40
to 80 acres each, live stock from 80
to 160 acres, fruit farms 15 to 20
acres, and truck from 5 to 20 acres.
Q. I don't know anything about
farming, but would like to get a farm
home. How will I learn to farm?
A. Competent instructors in farm
practice will be stationed on each pro
ject to teach men like you just how
to make a success of farming.
Q. You say that this plan depends
on Congress passing this bill. Then,
why are you asking me these ques
tions now. before the bill is passed?
A. Because Congress has asked the
Interior Department to make a pre
liminary investigation of possible set
tlements throughout the country, and
also wishes to know whether, if con
struction of these settlements is au
thorized, the soldiers, sailors, and ma
rines would be interested in securing
work and homes on these settlements.
Q. Can I get any further informa
tion about the plan?'
A. Yes. Fill out the post card
on the last page of this booklet and
mail it. It doesn't require any post
age. Your name will then be on file
in the interior department, so that
you can be notified later if the plan
is started. It is not possible now to
say when this information can be
sent you, and you should, of course,
in the meantime not sit idly by, but in
stead accept the best employment that
now presents Itself. You are urged
on your return home to get in touch
with the U. S. Employment Service in
your locality and with your local
council of defense, both of which or
ganizations will gladly give you ad
vice and assistance in securing em
ployment now.
In the second half Coeur d'Alene I
played better ball, nearly tying the
score, and taxing the local men to
the utmost to keep ahead.
WALLACE MOSCOW 10
DECIDE CHAMPOINSHIP
The score of Wallace and Sugar
City was 37 to 13. this afternoon, in
favor of Wallace,
three games yesterday. Sugar City
was unable to keep up to its stand
ard today.
This leaves Wallace and Moscow to
play the finals tonight.
Moscow high school qualified for
the finals in the fastest, hardest
fought game of conference, by slip
ping a 32 to 28 count on the Coeur
d'Alene quintet this afternoon.
For Moscow Fox and Keane were
the bright stars, but the whole team
played so well that it was hard to
pick many individual men.
Hunter, Harmon and Marker look
ed best for Coeur d'Alene.
The game looked like Moscow's in
the first half, the score ending 21 to
J4 for Moscow. Game opened with
ball see-sawing up and down the floor
but Fox, followed by Nelson, started
the scoring, and the Muscovites held
the lead well, though only by hard
fighting.
Having played
Moscow high school was "there"
with the continued pep, keeping up
organized rooting with college style.
Their yells and cheering probably
were big factors in the Moscow score
in the finals.
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Moscow (34)
. Keane
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.Nelson
.... Steiner
.. Cornelison
to
of
Tonight, in the finals, Moscow
plays the winner of the Wallace
Sugar City game.
Coeur d'Alene (28) ■
Chamberlin
Harmon ..
Hunter ...
Marker ...
Smith ....
Substitutions—Adrian for Nelson.
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The finals in the north Idaho high
school basbetball tournament show,
by the plays of yesterday and today,
that all the teams are about on an
even footing, with the possible ex
ception of Sugar City. Results were
as follows:
Preliminaries.
Wallace, 22; Sugar City, 15.
Moscow, 47; Lewiston, 3.
Coeur d'Alene, 24; Blackfoot, 14.
Lewiston, 36; Genesee, 4.
Wallace, 33; Bonners Ferry, 11.
Moscow, 18; Sugar City, 14.
Blackfoot, 29; Gooding, 24.
Coeur d'Alene, 29; Nezperce, 6.
Sugar City, 39; St. Maries, 17.
MOSCOW IS ON PRO- _
POSED AERIAL TlOUTE
The chamber of commerce is in re
ceipt of the following letter from the
Aircraft company of Spokane;
The Northwest Aircraft Co., Inc., of
this city, has under consideration the
early establishment of an aerial route
from this place to Lewiston, Idaho.
As your town is on this projected
route, we assume that you would be
interested in cooperating with us to
establish a landing station at that
place.
Request that you take this matter
up with your chamber of commerce
and give it such publicity as is neces
sary to determine the interest of your
citizens and communicate with us.
We are. yours very truly. Northwest
Aircraft Co., Inc., by H. F. Poole.
The cempany has been requested to
send a representative here to give
more definite information as to its
wishes.
CHRISTIAN S»E
LECTURE PIEUSES
MEMBERS OF BOARD OF LEC
TURESHIP SPEAKS TO AUDI
ENCE OF MOSCOW PEOPLE
There was a fair attendance at tho
lecture on Christian Science given in
the Guild hall last night by the Rev.
Andrew J. Graham, C.S., of the board
of lectureship of the Mother Church,
of Christian Scientists. The lecturer
was introduced by C. M. Priddy, of
Moscow, who said:
"It is to be our privilege tonight to
listen to a presentation of Spiritual
Truth; to hear a Scientific explana
tion of the teachings of the Scrip
tures. The occasion is not an ordi
nary one. Its purpose is to enable
those present to gam a better under
standing of God and his relation to
man.
"In the Prefac e to Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures,
page VII, Mrs. Eddy says: 'The time
for thinkers has come. Truth, inde
pendent of doctrines and time honor
ed systems, knocks at the portal of
humanity.' Current events bear out
this statement. A world that is sore
ly stricken with fear, strife and an al
most overwhelming sense of loss is
crying out for deliverance from evil;
,is seeking to learn the way out ox
the darkness of materialism into the
light of Truth. Thoughtful individu
als are beginning to reason as to
whether the generally accepted con
cept of life is the right one; as to
whether their human experience of
sin, sickness and discord is in accord
with the true creation.
Christian Science declares that it is
not and comes with a message of love
and encouragement for those who are
honestly seeking "the truth that
makes free." It teaches, as did the
Master, that life is spiritual and not
material; that Ged, Spirit, is the only
reality; that truth overcomes and de
stroys evil; that love annuls hate. It
demonstrates that Christ's promises
are true and thousands of its students
bear witness that God's power to heal
and to save is as potent and as avail
able today as it was nineteen centu
ries ago, when Jesus was here on
earth marking out the way for us."
Rev. Mr. Graham, who is a pleas
ing speaker, said in pai't; ?
"Christian Science not only teaches
but demonstrates divine aid, thereby
adhering strictly to the declaration of
Scripture : "I will shew thee my faith
by my works." Many thousands of
written testimonials of healing and
regeneration, covering the last fifty
years, are preserved and accessible;
current testimonials of redemption
from sickness and sin appear regu
larly in The Christian Science Jour
nal, Christian Science Sentinel and
the Christian Science Heralds in
French and German; each Wednes
day evening in all Christian Science
meetings are heard the living voices
of grateful men and women testify
ing to the power of Christian Science
to heal and to save; throughout the
world, beyond broad waters and be
hind lofty mountains, in great cities
and quiet hamlets, by the domestic
fireside and in trench and hospital,
men and women, confident and calm,
joyous and active, are found declar
,ing that through Christian Science
they have come to know, and in some
measure have been able increasingly
to demonstrate, that God is a sure
remedy for every ill, here and now.
When one finds the correct answer to
a problem in mathematics he is cer
tain the rule by which he works is
true. So when through the applica
tion of the Principle of Christian
Science one sees the destruction of
disease and mental perversity, he
knows that the rule of healing as
taught by Mary Baker Eddy, the Dis
coverer and Founder of Christian
Science, is true. The test set up by
Jesus the Christ is this: "By their
;
fruits ye shall know them."
One page 313 of
Health with Key to the Scriptures,"
Mrs. Eddy writes: "Jesus of Nazareth
was the most scientific man that ever
Science and
trod the globe. He plunged beneath
■ the material surface of things, and
j found the spiritual cause." Again, on
! ,page 476 of the same book she writes:
"Jesus beheld in Science the perfect
man, who appeared to him where sin
ning mortal man appears to mortals.
In this perfect man the Saviour saw
God's own likeness, and this correct
view of man healed the sick." The
vision of Christ Jesus, therefore, was
not to him a deferred fact; it was
seen and known as present.
The Vision Extended.
The workable knowledge of the
omnipotence and omnipresence of God
was not confined to the consciousness
of Jesus the Christ. He left wit
messes of himself, empowered to ex
tend and to manifest the works of
healing and regeneration which he
had done. For a long time after
Jesus had vanished from sight, the
(iivine command: "Heal the sick, . .
raise the dead," was obeyed and ful
filled.
glory," the faith and works of the
primitive Christians were as a light
shining in heathen darkness.
The ardent faith of the Christians
which had thriven under merciless
persecutions was caught in the insidi
ous snare of formalism. Its light be
gan to wane, its vision vanished, and
it sank approximately to the world's
level, where it seemed to sleep for a
thousand years, while every phase otf
sin and tyranny was practiced in its
name. These centuries constitute
what may be properly called the
Dark Ages. A theoretical system of
salvation had thrust itself between
(Continued on page eight.)
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