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}} PARIS.—The consideration of the question of reparation and the disposi tion of the Rhine valley was continued by the council of four comprising President Wilson and the premiers of France, Great Britain and Italy, when the session resumed today. It is understood to be probable that at least three more days will be occupied in considering these subjects. PARIS.—It was stated authoritatively tonight after the meeting between President Wilson and the premiers in regard to the Franco-German frontier that the prospects for an accord were more hopeful. Distinct progress was made at the morning and afternoon sessions, par ticularly regarding the Saar valley. The indications are that the French will get coal from the Saar valley, which will be charged against their share in the reparations. There was some discussion of the advisability of leaving the eventual disposition of the Saar valley to a prebiscite. First Plan Objectionable. The first plan discussed was to give France economic control of the Saar coal fields so as to offset damages to the coal mines of northern, France. France was not to have political control over the large German population in the Saar valley, which would remain with Germany. This proved ob jectionable and one of the chief causes of the council of four's inaction. The main objection was the divided control, by which France would be un able to operate the mines effectively. The new plan, therefore, seeks to combine French economic and political authority for a temporary period until the productive capacity of the mines in northern France is restored, industrial production revived and the prostration due to the war ended. It is estimated that five years will be required to restore the mines to normal. The proposal was first advanced as concerning the Saar region only, but it is regarded now as equally applicable to the left bank of the Rhine as a possible basis of agreement. V New Reparations Proposal. A new phase of the question of reparations by the council of four is presented in a proposal to avoid stating in the treaty any specific total and thus escaping controversy over the largness or smallness of the amount. It is said that this is possible by defining the character of the payments over a period of years, without precisely defining what the total would reach, and efforts are being made to find a formula which would express this idea. It is understood that the plan is considered advantageous chiefly for friendly countries aroused of a total much larger than is likely to be allowed. The impression is gaming that a formula will be found covering repara tion without naming a figure, the suggestion being made of a committee to determine the losses of the different countries. Foch Leaves for Spa. Marshal Foch attended today's early session of the council before leaving for Spa to meet the German plenipotentiaries regarding landing of Polish troops at Danzig. King Albert of Belgium who arrived today, will probably see President Wilson regarding Belgian interests. Most of the day council meeting was given over to the matter of the Rhine frontier and reparations, but the question of the responsibility of the former emperor and others for the war was touched on for the first time. Wilson Delivers Warning. What is construed as a warning that the world could not long counten ance further delay in the adjustment of peace was delivered to the allied premiers and military representatives of the associated powers by Presi dent Wilson yesterday. It is learned that at a late hour on Monday he arose during the confer ence taking place in Premier Clemenceau's room at the French war office and solemnly assured the conferees of his belief that they would do all in their power to bring together the loose ends in the debate in an effort to unite on peace terms upon which a treaty might be presented to Germany. Could Not Be Happy in League, Says Japanese. PARIS.—(Associated Press.)—Na Asiatic nation could be happy in a league of nations which has such sharp racial discrimination as is main tained, says Baron Makino, head of the Japanese delegation of the peace conference in a statement to the Associated Press today on Japan's posi 'We are not too proud to fight," said Baron Makino, "but we are too proud to accept a place of admitted inferiority in dealing with one or a, more of the Asiatic nations. We want nothing but simple justice." Government Supervision Shows Huge Loss. LOUISVILLE,Ky.—That a still further railroad rate increase is necessary to maintain the higher wages of the employees, is the opinion of the board of directors of Louisville and Nashville railroads. The report was sub mitted to the annual stockholders' meeting today. It showed an apparent net loss of the income of over $6,000,000 a year during government super vision as against the 1917 period of previous ownership. Lithuanians Want no "Bolsheviki." The Stockholm population of Lithuanian towns near Sumilichais, Trakai, and Landvarva revolted against the Bolsheviki on March 23, and drove away the Soviets and destroyed the administrative offices, according to the Kovno advices today. The Bolsheviki troops were disarmed and many of them were killed. tion. Hungarian Situation Reported Improved. PARIS, Tuesday.—(Associated Press.)—The reports to the French for eign office are that the Bolshevik movement in German Austria has been unsuccessful. The railway strike at Vienna ended after a few hours, and the insurrection at Gratz has been suppressed. Reassuring reports from Hungary have alse been received by the French authorities and the officials now believe it to be possible to resume diplomatic relations with Hungary soon. General Strike Declared at Stuttgard. BERLIN, Via Copenhagen.—In a collission between the strikers and the government troops at Stuttgart Tuesday, three persons were killed and many wounded. The demonstrators were eventually dispersed and order restored. A general strike has been declared at Stuttgart. Denied Japanese Bought Land in Lower California. MEXICO CITY.—Salvador Gomez, chief of staff of the department of agriculture development, has officially denied tonight, the reports that Japanese subjects have bought lands in lower California. Serious Strike in Petrograd Region. LONDON.—This city reports that a revolution against the Soviet gov ernment has broken out in Petrograd, which news is supported by the of ficial Russian wireless dispatch received here. It says there is a serious strike of railway men in the Petrograd region. The strike was prompted by the Mensheviki and social revolutionaries. Many Killed and Wounded in Strike. PARIS.—(Havas.)—A Zurich dispatch states that in the riots in Frank fort Monday, eleven persons were killed and twenty-five wounded. In Ruhr Basin 160,000 were on strike. The Matin reports a general strike in Berlin, as serious as the one recently held there. Bolshevik Forces Are Repulsed. ARCHANGEL.—The Bolshevik forces have again attacked the allied po sitions along the railway near Odozeiakala and have made an assault against the lines east of the Bolshoia Opera yesterday. Both attacks were repulsed. Fighting On in Frankfort. FRANKFORT.—Rioting broke out here again today. All available mili HAS BEEN WORKING WITH CHIEF JUSTICE MORGAN AT BOISE. G. W. Suppiger, who for the past five months has been working with Chief Justice Morgan of the Idaho supreme court, returned to Moscow last Sunday. When seen at the law offices of Suppiger & Ogden by a Star-Mirror reporter, he stated that he believed if the people of the state knew how hard and conscientiously the judges of the supreme court work, what long hours they are put ting in trying to accomplish a task almost beyond human achievement, in digging out from under the avalanche of litigation that is occumulated in that court, relief would soon be pro vided. New and difficult matters in which the people as a whole are in tensely interested, are continually brought before them for solution. As the population of the state grows, and individual and corporation interests become larger, private litigation also increases. The many untried experi ments adopted by inexperienced leg islators in attempting to solve real and imaginary governmental difficul ties, as well as the earnest legislat ive efforts to meet the continuously changing conditions in a state like Idaho, by passing new or amending | old laws, all tend to. augment the j work. I He expressed the opinion that the whole state is entering upon a period of unequalled prosperity. That while every part of it is growing, none will j have a growth as substantial as La- j tah county. This to his mind is i shown by the fact that this county, The Chamber of Commerce held its usual noonday luncheon yesterday and an interesting session was had. The chairman appointed the following men to take charge of the Fourth of July celebrations, reunion and recep tion for the returned veterans of the great war: C. J. Hugo, M. P. Bailey, C. S. Clark, Homer David, Cal Smith, C. A. Tenwick, G. N. Lamphere, R. R. Sherfey, W. W. Bleamaster, C. B. Green, R. E. Neidig, I. R. Boyd, Quincey Biggs, Luther Felker, A. C. Boom. It was the sense of the chamber that a three days' celebration should be held, beginning Thursday, July 3, and extending through Saturday, July 6th, and that it should be made the big occasion of the year; an op portunity for all to relax, get to gether and have a good time; cele brate the victory won, show our ap preciation to our men that succeeded in making victory possible and to give them an opportunity to get to gether again after being scattered to the many parts of the world. The committee will be called to gether at once to arrange details and plan for a program that will attract crowds from all sections of the In land Empire. Dean Little, chairman of the com mittee appointed to advise with the city council in reference to the selec tion of the kind of sewer pipes to be used in the construction of the new sewer and septic tank, reported. The committee recommended to the coun cil that clap pipe be used, owing to the fact that there was some risk in using cement and the saving that At the time this tary forces were rushed to the scene of the disorders, dispatch was sent the fighting is still continuing. Officers and Professional Men Join Strikers. STUTTGART.—The government has proclaimed a state of siege in the The counter strike called as a protest city of Stuttgart and its environs, against the general walkout of the workingmen has been joined by the tradesmen, merchants, manufacturers, state and municipal officials, doc tors and chemists. Another "Republic" Proclaimed. LONDON.—The newspaper Vitcherni Listy of Agram, Jugo-Slavia, ac cording to a wireless dispatch from Rome, announces that the dynasty of Karageorge-Vitch has been deposed and a republic proclaimed with Bel grade as the capital of Serbia with Jugo-Slavia. Reconstruction Work At Home METhinks M Dmi MAKeH m mu ««te i V/ i I I I % - i WmmM I '/A V 'AA. 1 ! z ? I /. Ü il » v ,y I f Wi V , » YA ' . i I WM V. m Mr, 'jb h \v ii 5 o] '•1 i 1? £11 Ui \& Ife I Ü u WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2. 1919 unlike many others, has not mort gaged its expectations of the future, but with its usual conservativeness has allowed those others to experi ment with their road building, and when the county really needs better roads, profiting by the mistakes of others, it is entering upon a program of building roads which will be per manent, and out of which those who are to pay for them will get their money's worth in full. As expressed by him a great deal of the sentiment' in favor of such road building is due to the conscientious and fdir manner in which the Star-Mirror has pre sented the matter to the people. maneuvers of the Toul section. He was wounded in the shoulder at Sou issons in July, 1918, by shrapnel, from which he has fully recovered, and for which he bears the honored wound strip. All honor to these brave boys who have risked their lives and have endured fatiguing discomforts in fighting our battles for us while we live at home in ease. ? PHILIP FOSTER, WHO ENLISTED AT 17, SERVED 15 MONTHS IN FRANCE Philip Foster, a Latah county boy, whose parents now live in Seattle, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. A. L. Ransom. Mr. Foster has served almost two years with the second engineers, 15 months of which were overseas. He enlisted when just a lad of 17, and has been through the greater part of the war with the American army, having been in action at Belleau AVoods, Chat eau Thierry, Veaux, Souissons and the (could be had would not warrant tak man ing the risk. * The matter of the formation of merchants' base ball league was brought before the chamber. It was reported that a movement was foot to form a league including Mos co ri, Lewiston, Colfax and Pullman to play twilight ball. The chairman appointed a committee consisting' Dr. J. A. McDaniels, John Humphrey, Coach Bleamaster, C. É. Walks, Rev. Dean Hamilton and C. L. Thompson to tâke charge of the matter. Dean Iddings announced a meet to be held at Morrill Hall next mg Saturday at 9:30 of farmers, ware house and elevator men and railroad officials to take up the matter of grading and handling agricultural products, under the new legislation provided at the recent session of the legislature. Prof. Eldridge of the university called attention to the coming of Maud Powell, world renowned violin ist, to the U. of I. auditorium on Sat urday evening and urged the attend of the citizens of the town. Prof. Bangs and Pres. Lindley urged the people of Moscow to lend their sup port to the .university in bringing to Moscow talent of this character, pointing out that this is a side of edu cational endeavor that must, be feat ured and can be carried out in a small community by the united action of all. W. F. Morgareidge, county chair of the Victory loan drive, made a report on the conference of county chairmen held in Boise last week. He stated that the drive would start on ance (Continued on page 4.) 4* "CLEAN UP" SAYS MAYOR £ * •** Notice is hereby given to the * 4* citizens of Moscow that the city 4> 4* authorities have agreed upon 4* 4* and have designated Monday, 4 1 4* April 7th, 1919, as the beginning 4* 4" of "clean up" for the city, and 4* 4* all persons who have rubbish and 4 1 4- waste material they wish remov- 4> 4* ed are requested to have the 4* 4" same put into sacks, boxes or 4* 4* barrels suitable for handling, 4* ♦ and placed in an alley or other * *F convenient place where the + * teams can get them. As the ♦ 4* teams should not be required to 4* 4* go over any part of the city 4* 4* more than once in collecting this ♦ 4 1 waste material, it is very désir- 4 1 4* able that citizens will have it 4* 4* ready in each part of the city 4* 4* as the teams get there. 4" Dated this 2nd day of April, ♦ WARREN TRUITT, ♦ Mayor. 4> 4 , 4> + 4 , + 4 , ++4 , 4 , 4 > 4'4 , 4 , + ** * . * 4* 1919. + 4* B# CONGREGATIONAL MEET ABLE LEADERS ARE CHOSEN DEAN J. G. ELDRIDGE OF THIS CITY CHOSEN ELDER The Presbyterian church held its annual business meeting of the con gregation last night in the church auditorium. Annual reports were heard from all the departments of church activity. One fact stands out clearly: The church is thoroughly alive. In spite of the serious handi cap of the extended influenza quaran tine the work has gone forward with remarkable success. Forty-eight men members have been added during the year. The report of Benevolences for the church year is the best in the his tory of the church. Dean J. G. Eldridge was elected to succeed Philip H. Soulen in the elder ship. Mr. Soulen has served the church as an elder for 12 years and has rendered a most signal service by his capable leadership. Mr, Eld ridge. who succeeds him, has been in the forefront of church activities for many years. He is superintendent of the Sabbath School and a member of Presbytery's New Era Committee. Dr. J. S. Thompson. Professor Emery F. Goss, and J. AV. Schumach er- were chosen as new members of the board of trustees. F. A. David was reelected to succeed himself as pres ident of the board and W. A. Van Til borg was reelected to the eldership. William Staples was chosen as church treasurer. A committee was appointed for the improvement of the ■church grounds. Mrs. Mary Shields was made chairman and the committee is already at work. The New Bra organization was per fected with the following committee: R. K. Bonnett, chairman: John Wool ey, campaign manager: C. C. Vincent, publicity member; J\ G. Eldridge, ste wardship member; Mrs. J. N. Clarke, missionary education member; Airs. H. H. Simpson, women's work mem ber. a of The church adopted a definite good for an increased membership, and will begin at once an intensive member ship campaign. The goal is set for 400 members. The splendid success of the Victory Fund campaign just closed reveals the fact that local Presbyterians have the pep and push to get what they go after. j BP UPWARD TREND OF WAGES TOO SLOW REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON SITUATION IN BRITAIN AND PARTS OF EUROPE Labor tendencies in Great Britain as observed by members of the European commission of the national industrial conference board are outlined in a report made public here last night. The commission is now visiting industrial establishments in the north of England. It reports that much of the present unrest in Great Britain may be at tributed to the fact that advances in wages have not kept pace with the increase in the cost of living during the war. BOSTON'. _ _ France and Italy also are included i within the scope of the commission's Investigation. A prominent official, the venort says, intimated that Italy was disturbed over the possibility that restrictions by the United States would check the normal movement of her workers to this country, and that Italy was willing by governmental supervision and selection to help im prove the character of Italian emi gration to this country. Three Residences Quarantined. Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer reports today that so far this week three flu cards were placed on res idences in this city. The places quar antined are Reeds, 404 East B street; LiUibridge, 406 East Sixth street, and Hansons, on West Third street. j < 1TY ALSO VOTES THAN THREE TO ONE—EVEN WOMEN VOTE "WET" WET" MORE CHICAGO.—Corn ruade an extra ordinary jump in price today amount ing in some cases to six cents a bu shel. The official announcement that the scarcity Is so acute that wheat and flour exports from the United"State's to neutral countries has been stopped is chiefly responsible. The victory for the liquor interests in the Chicago election is also important factor. CHICAGO.—Mayor William Hale Thompson, republican, was reelected yesterday in one of the most exciting political struggles the city ever wit nessed. The complete unofficial vote gave Thompson, republican. 257,888; Sweitzer, democrat, 240,288 ; Hoyne, independent democrat, 11,,,898. Thompson's plurality, 17,600. County Clerk Sweitzer was defeated for mayor by Thompson four years ago by more than 147,000 votes. Much of the big vote which the mayor received four years ago, but lost today, went to State's Attorney Mad ay Hoyne, a democrat, who ran as an independent by petition. The mayor's triumph was the sub ject of a noisy celebration last night by his followers. There were six candidates for mayor. The vote was about 700,000 out of a registration of nearly 800,000. Big Majority for "Wets". The city voted "wet" by a sweeping majority, the first time the question had been voted on in Chicago. The liquor adherents made a campaign based on the slogan, "Let congress hear your protests." The vote was three to one or better in favor of saloons. The dry Chicago federation made no concerted campaign, relying on national legislation. The "wet and dry" question went on the ballot by order of the state supreme court, which found that the "dry" petition bad been kept off the ballot illegally at the preceding city election. The total vote on the ousting of saloons on May 1 was; No, men 266 529; women, 124.731; total. 391,260. Yes, men, 67,707; women. 76,325; total, 144.032. One alderman from each of the 35 wards was elected. Made Campaign on Record. The mayor made his campaign on his record in office and on pleas for republican party support on the basis of national party lines. His principal opponent, Sweitzer, and Hoyne, the independent, both severely criticized the mayor and referred to "Thomp sonism" and his war record, mayor's reference to Chicago as "the sixth German city," his refusal to is sue an invitation as mayor to Mar shal Joffe of France and promise of police protection to gathering of members of the People's Council for Democracy and Terms of Peace all were urged against the mayor by his opponents. Labor Party in Field. A labor party was in the field for the first time with John Fitzpatrick, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, as mayor candidate, who finished in fourth place, trailing Hovne. the independent Hoyne polled than 100,000 votes. Fitzpatrick polled more than labor union membership of 240,000, statement that "the The his a The other mayoralty , were John M. Collins, socialist, who votes as the received four the list was who more 50.000 out of a and issued a labor party has established itself.' candidates | polled nearly as many socialist candidate Last in years ago. Adalph Carms. socialist labor, received fewer than 2000 votes. Late last night after no concession of victory from the Sweitzer headquar was said tors had been issued, it Sweitzer adherents I ing the action of the mayor in order ing policemen to take the police re to his office in the city hall result should be made The action, it was said by the were investigat turns before the known. mayor's advisers, was to prevent any manipulation of the figures. The mayor attributed his success to the confidence of the voters in the republican party. Late returns indicated democrats had elected Henry Stuck art. city treasurer, and James T. Igoe, city clerk, and reelected Judge John M. O'Connor to the superior court. that the ia YOUNG PEOPLE'S UNION WILL GIVE SOCIAL A social for student's of the univer sity and the young, people of the city churches will be given by the Young People's Union at the "Y" hut on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Come on time for those arriving after 8:16 will be obliged to miss the short play which is an attractive feature of the evening's entertainment, !Rl EX-PRESIDENT PENNILESS WALKS MILE AND HALF DETROIT.—Portlier President Tafk who was scheduled to speak at Kala mazoo last night on the league of nations, arrived in Detroit this fore He walked the mile broke. noon and a half to the city hall, where Mayor Couzens cashed a check for I just ran out of change," he explained to newspaper men,, "and I knew the mayor had lots of it." him.